🙏 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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June 8, 2020
Political parties are organizations that seek to have governmental power, and a two-party system in the U.S contributes for the Democratic and Republican party to remain the most important of these organizations today.
The Ideology spectrum provides a large range of ideological beliefs, and most parties align with a different “part” of this spectrum:
Aligns with liberalism, or the “left-wing” as it emphasizes the need for social equality and justice. In addition, it promotes the interference of government through economic policies to mitigate the downside of capitalism.
Aligns with conservatism, or the “right-wing” as it often focuses on preserving order and advocates for less government interference in their citizens’ lives. In addition, Republicans mostly favor corporations and preach family values.
Even though the Republicans and Democrats have preserved their power and influence over the elections for several years, there are other emerging parties that continue on the fight to gain power, such as:
Libertarian Party - As the third largest party in the U.S, the libertarians believe in a strongly limited government, and advocate for cutting all regulatory agencies in order to provide people more freedom.
Green Party - Minor party that highly focuses on environmentalist issues. The Green Party also advocates for social justice and grassroots democracy.
Watch AP Gov teacher Nicole Johnston review this key topic here.
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