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Welcome 'Class of 2020' to the home page for AP American Government and Politics class. Please use this site for copies of assignments, calendars, lecture notes, and links to useful resources. 

AP Government is a college-level course and is an introduction to the United States national government.  We will study government institutions and political processes and examine policy choices.  The institutions and policies of the United States government will be considered in light of historical change, constitutional procedures, and comparative perspectives

 

The AP American Government curriculum covers the foundations of American democracy through the study of essential documents, the rights and obligations of American citizens, the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government, an analysis of landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations, issues regarding campaigns and elections and a study of American foreign and domestic policy.  Students will be held responsible for any and all information made available to them through text and supplemental readings, writing assignments, lectures, student presentations, etc.

 

The goal of the course is to educate the student in American Government, prepare them for the AP exam, explore different political issues, and further develop the foundations of the student’s ideology.  The American Government course is a valuable opportunity for students to become exposed to a variety of events, ideas, persons and places that will broaden their knowledge, allow them to better appreciate our contemporary society and help them become more socially literate and aware.

 

You should develop an understanding of many of the principal themes and general concepts in United States politics, an ability to analyze statistical and historical evidence regarding specific examples, evaluate historical interpretation as well as develop an ability to express historical understanding in writing as well as in speech. We will study typical patterns of political processes and behavior as well as their consequences.


College Board Site:
Use this link to help prepare for the AP Exam, check exam dates, and focus of the course

Text Outline and Practice Tests:
Use this link for an outline of the text
Register to Vote:
Use this link to register to vote. You can do this when you are 16.  
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