🙏 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
Congress revises statutes that establish the agency's mission 📝, exercises control over an agency's budget, and conducts audits or holds hearings, and influences the selection of agency directors (Senatorial Confirmation).
Congress applies oversight of the federal bureaucracy because of its power to control funding 💵 and approve presidential appointments.
The various bureaucratic agencies submit annual summaries 📑 of their activities and budgets for the following year, and committees and subcommittees in both chambers regularly hold hearings to question the leaders of the various bureaucracies.
The president appoints agency directors and subheads (with Senate approval), issues executive orders compelling an agency to do/not do something, and either increases or decreases an agency's budget (through the Office of Management and Budget).
Although the judicial branch power is limited, it can exercise control by making rulings, overturning or supporting acts taken under an agency's rule-making, or by rule-adjudication authority.
For the most part, the federal judiciary 👩🏽⚖️ defers to the agency by requiring that before a case is heard, all administrative (agency) remedies must be exhausted, and appeals from administrative rulings are heard by the Federal Circuit Court in Washington, D.C.
Monitoring the bureaucracy poses a challenge in policy implementation.
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