AP United States Government and Politics


The main purpose of this course is to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam in American Government. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the American system of government including the origins, powers, and functions of the national government. The impact of historical events and governmental powers and policies, as well as Supreme Court decisions, will be emphasized in this course. Class work will entail directed reading, examination, class discussions, research, oral and written reports, and independent study.