AP US Government and Politics

Welcome to AP US Government and Politics! 

AP US Government and Politics is a college level course offered through Festus High School. At the end of the year, students in this course will be eligible to take the US Government and Politics Advanced Placement (AP) Exam.  For more information about the AP Exam and earning college credit through AP, visit the College Board: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/index.html

This course is also offered for college credit through the Advanced Credit Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) as POL 1100 - American Politics.  For more information regarding registration, contact UMSL at http://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/

Below you will find links to resources used in class, news websites and other information of interest to students of American politics and government. If students know of sites that might be of interest to our class, please e-mail me a link, and I will be happy to post it here. 

Current Discussion: Federalism, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Graded Assignment: N/A

Exam: First Semester Final - December 20

Useful Links and News Websites:
Search Engine News Sites

Major Daily Newspapers Online (some behind a paywall)
New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/ 
Chicago Tribune   http://www.chicagotribune.com/
Los Angeles Times  http://www.latimes.com/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  http://www.stltoday.com/
Kansas City Star  http://www.kansascity.com/

Broadcast Networks Online 

Cable News Outlets
CNN (Cable News Network)  http://www.cnn.com/

Online Political News 
Real Clear Politics  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
Nate Silver's 538  http://fivethirtyeight.com/

Links for Class Materials and Articles 
Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists articles

Jim Crow Laws