Course Outline

 
 


A.P. U.S. Government & Politics

Course Outline

 

Unit      Title                                                                                          Chapters

1          Modern Government & Constitutional Foundations                   1& 2

The Constitution

2          Federalism                                                                                3

3          The Bill of Rights & Civil Liberties                                             18

Civil Rights: Equal Protection Under the Law                 19

November 2, 2011      QUARTER 1 EXAM: Units 1-3

4          Congress                                                                                  11

5          The Presidency                                                             12

6          The Judiciary                                                                            14 & 13

The Bureaucracy

7          Political Parties & Political Action                                             6 & 7

8          Nominations, Campaigns, & Elections                           8

Week of January 17, 2012    QUARTER 2 EXAM: Units 1-8

 

9          Voting Behavior: Public Opinion & the Media               5 & 10

10        Special Interest Groups: Lobbyists & PACs                              9

11        Economy, Budget, Social Welfare, & Entitlements                     15, 16, & 17

12        Foreign Policy & National Defense                                           20

March 28, 2011          QUARTER 3 EXAM: Units 1-12

 

13        Environmental Issues     (tentative unit)                                                   21

May 16, 2012                         QUARTER 4 EXAM: Units 1-13 (tentative)

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