🙏 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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isabela padilha vilela
June 8, 2020
There are many aspects that can define an individual’s political ideology. Factors such as religious, ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds are seen to be very important when analysing political ideologies of groups, according to Political Scientists. There are some consistent trends when it comes to groups and their respective ideologies, for example, a family of Hispanic-American citizens most likely identify with liberal ideals. On the other hand, a white individual of 60+ years will most likely be a conservative.
Besides the different culture and backgrounds, there are other time factors that can determine the overall sentiment/beliefs of the population:
Generational Effects - Whenever a generation goes through a remarkable event, such as a war, an epidemic, or even a depression, these occurrences cause this generation to have a specific political attitude.
Lifecycle Effects 🕑- It consists of the fact that individuals have dynamic and changing values that may be transformed throughout their lives.
One example of a Generational Effect is the generation that went through the Great Depression (1929 - 1933), as they were more supportive of welfare programs. As a consequence, they supported more liberal ideals that consisted of aiding the population through social and economic projects.
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