🙏 Free Reviews 2020
Required Supreme Court Cases
🏛 Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy
1.5Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
1.7Relationship Between States and the Federal Government
1.8Constitutional Interpretations of Federalism
⚖️ Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of Government
2.0Unit 2 Overview: Interactions Among Branches of Government
2.2Structures, Powers, and Functions of Congress
2.4Roles and Power of the President
2.8The Judicial Branch
2.11Checks on the Judicial Branch
✊ Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
3.2First Amendment: Freedom of Religion
3.6Amendments: Balancing Individual Freedom with Public Order and Safety
3.7Selective Incorporation & the 14th Amendment
3.8Amendments: Due Process and the Rights of the Accused
3.11Government Responses to Social Movements
🐘 Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
🗳 Unit 5: Political Participation
🧐 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
✍️ Free Response Questions (FRQ)
AP Gov FRQ: Argument Essay Review (2020)
FRQ: Conceptual Analysis
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May 1, 2020
After the president signs a bill into law or issues an executive order, the federal bureaucracy is responsible for implementing that policy. Laws may lack clear, concrete details on how they should be enacted.
The federal bureaucracy has discretionary authority to make decisions on what actions to take—or not take—when implementing laws. The bureaucracy has rule-making authority to create regulations about how government programs should operate. These powers enhance the power of the federal bureaucracy, giving it considerable jurisdiction over the implementation of government policies.
Discretionary and rule-making authority over implementing policy is given to many parts of the federal bureaucracy. Here are a few examples: the Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Elections Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Discretionary authority is an agency's ability to decide whether or not to take certain courses of action when implementing existing laws.
Rule-making Authority is an agency’s ability to make rules that affect how programs operate, and to force states and corporations to obey these rules as if they were laws.
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