Cram for the Exam 2018 is here.
Cram for the Exam 2017 is here.
Cram for the Exam 2016 is here.
A review of the policy-making process can be found here.
Crash Course video: Social Policy is here.
Crash Course video: Foreign Policy is here.
Crash Course video: Monetary and Fiscal Policy is here.
Prep Scholar exam review is here.
C-Span Cram for the Exam is here.
C-SPAN Landmark Supreme Court Cases are here.
The video we watched on Friday, 3/26 is here. There is a TED Talk with Edward Snowden here.
Excellent site for reviewing the federal court system here
Find your Senators and representative here
AP Exam practice can be found here
AP Government is a college-level course that examines the theories and philosophies behind the development and practice of American government. Students will gain an understanding of the structure and daily operation of the government. In addition, students will critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
The specific purpose of the course is to prepare students to take the AP Government and Politics exam.
A student who successfully completes the course will be able to:
Identify important facts, concepts, and theories relating to U.S. government and politics.
Understand patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences. This includes the
components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and
procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures.
Analyze and interpret data relevant to U.S. government and politics, including charts, tables, graphs, and
various other formats.
Critically analyze relevant theories and concepts, apply them, and develop their connections across the
Discussion of current events is frequently incorporated into the course. Students are expected to read a major news source on a regular basis. In addition, students should watch or listen to politically oriented news shows on TV, radio, or the Internet.
Click here for the course syllabus. (Please note, adjustments may be made to the syllabus.)
Grading policy: 40% of your grade comes from tests and major projects
30% of your grades comes from quizzes and minor projects
15% of your grade comes from homework and another 15% comes from classwork (including
*The American System (includes the Constitution, Federalism, and American Political Culture)
*Opinions, Interests, and Organizations (includes Political Parties, Elections and Campaigns, Interest Groups,
and the Media)
*Institutions of Government (includes Congress, the Presidency, the Bureaucracy, and the Judiciary)
*The Politics of Public Policy (includes the Policy-making Process, Economic Policy, Social Welfare, Civil
Liberties, Civil Rights, Foreign and Military, and Environmental Policy
Text: American Government - Houghton Mifflin
Click here for the Cornell Law School website, which provides summaries and discussions of Supreme Court cases.