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Thursday, May 7, 2015

AP US Government and Politics

I will be updating this when I research new content to supplement my review.
For now, you should buy an AP US Gov. Review Book
Here are some that I suggest: 
AP Book AP Book AP Book


I am not endorsed or affiliated with AP or The College Board.

The AP exam is going to take place in a few days. Here are some things that you should review for the AP Exam:

Please note, this isn't a comprehensive review yet. For the full review, please buy a published book on the topic, like one of these: AP US Gov. Review Book

Bill of rights
Declaration of Independence
Notable court cases
State vs. local governments
U.S is a democratic republic no a democracy
Theories of American Democracy
Pluralism
Open to participation of whole group with shared interests
Hyper-pluralism
Groups are so strong that the government is weakened
Super-PACS
Elitism
Upper-class elite holds the power and makes policy, regardless of the formal governmental organization
Political culture (set of values shared within society)
Liberty
“Give me liberty or give me death”
Freedom of speech and religion
Egalitarianism
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
Individualism
America is a place where one could make it on one’s own without interference from the government
Laissez- faire
“Hands off”
Government is not involved in private business
Populism
“Government by the people, for the people”
Gross domestic product
The sum total of the value of all the goods and services produced in a year in a nation
Other laws
The flag protection act
Texas vs. Gregory Lee Johnson
Natural rights
John Locke’s philosophy
Life, liberty, and property
Limited government
The idea that certain restrictions should be placed on government to protect the natural rights of citizens
     Articles of Confederation
     1776-1787: The government failed because there was no central government
    Shay’s rebellion
Farmers physically prevented judges from foreclosing on farms…lawmakers were afraid that a country-wide rebellion would happen, so they started a revolution. This led to a more central government…

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