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AP U.S. Government and Politics

 

Units of Study

Unit 8: Political Beliefs and Behaviors

Do Americans still believe in democracy?

Unit 8 Political Beliefs and Behaviors Syllabus

Gallup’s 2012 election polling errors were only part of the problem

The Ten Worst Predictions Of The 2012 Election

Notes: Political Beliefs & Behaviors

Linkage Institutions

In Class Activity Day 1

Foreign Affairs

Public Opinion and the Mass Media

 

Unit 7: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Unit 7 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Assignment 1 Readings

Key Supreme Court Cases

More Supreme Court Cases

And, Study & Review: Supreme Court cases – Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

 

 

Unit 6: Institutions of National Government: The Judiciary

United States v. Nixon (1974)

Unit 6 Judiciary Syllabus

Assignment 3 Rostow & O’Brien

Assignment 4 Supreme Court Cases

Assignment 5 Readings 1 & 2: Scalia & Breyer

Assignment 5 Reading, “The Dynamic Constitution”

More Supreme Court Decisions

Some Helpful Review Material

The Judiciary

Understanding Federal Courts

The Judiciary

 

Unit 5: Institutions of National Government: The Bureaucracy

Unit 5 Bureaucracy Syllabus

Assignment 1 Reading: Iron Triangle and Issue Network

Some notes on the Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy Notes

Federal Bureaucracy Review

PPT Bureaucracy

Review on Bureaucracy

Budget Process in the U.S. Department of Education

 

 

 

 

Unit 4: Institutions of National Government: The Presidency

Unit 4 Syllabus: The Executive

Supreme Court & The Presidency

Information About Presidents

1945 to the Present

U.S. Presidents since 1945

U.S. Presidents PPT

Assignment 2 Readings:

The Imperial Presidency

Presidential Power and the Modern President

Assignment 3 Readings:

Reading a

Reading b

Assignment 4 Reading:

Going Public and the Problem of Avoiding Presidential

The War Powers Act of 1973

War Powers, International Alliances, the President, and Congress

Fun Reading:

Evaluating U.S. Presidents – For Dummies

President Trump’s Approval Ratings so far

Index of Executive Agencies

Congressional Budget Process

Power Point Presentations

The President’s Major Roles

The Executive Branch

The Presidency

War Powers

First Assignment and Notes

Unit4: Institutions of National Government: The Presidency Assignment #1

“Going Public and the Problem of Avoiding Presidential/Congressional Compromise”

The Random Study Guide for the Presidency and the Bureaucracy

Presidency Terms Objectives

2017-18 AP Government Notes

“Cheney’s Power No Longer Goes Unquestioned”

“The People v. Dick Cheney”

Some important information on the presidency and the executive branch

 

Unit 3: Institutions of National Government: The Congress   

Unit 3 The Congress Syllabus

CRO Membership of the 115th Congress

CQ New Member Guide for the 115th Congress

Notes on Congress

Post Election Press from the Republican State Leadership Committee

The Redistricting Majority Project

How a Wisconsin Case Before Justices Could Reshape Redistricting

Unit 2.5: Federalism and the Separation of Powers in Action

Federalism During The Obama Administration

Federalism and the Separation of Powers PPT

Federal Mandates Group Research Project

 

 

Unit 2: Constitutional Underpinnings

Unit 2: Constitutional Underpinnings

Unit 1: Introducing Government in America

Unit 1: Introducing Government in America