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🏛 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: SCOTUS Application
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May 29, 2020
In this unit, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how the three branches of federal government work together to implement policy and, at the same time, limit each others' powers. We'll cover how each branch has powers that allow it to function independently and powers to prevent other branches from becoming too powerful.
The Constitution grants specific powers to Congress, the presidency, and the courts, each of which exercises informal powers.
Because power is widely distributed, and checks prevent one branch from overreaching or usurping powers from the others, the branches of government are in the position where they must both compete and cooperate in order to govern.
The bureaucracy is part of government, specifically the executive branch, that has powers not granted in the Constitution. The bureaucracy plays an important role in implementing policy.
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United States Constitution
Shaw v. Reno (1993)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
Baker vs. Carr
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