AP U.S. Government & Politics

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AP U.S. Government and Politics provides you with a framework for understanding the purposes, principles and practices of American government as established by the U.S. Constitution.  AP gives you an analytical perspective on government and politics in the U.S. You will be analyzing the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and issues from the three branches of national government: the legislative, executive and judicial branches.  You will also examine your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and how to exercise them as well as experience the political process on a national, state and local level.

Today’s Objective: We will analyze how the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches function as well as understand the intricate system of checks and balances among the three branches.

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2017 CURRENT EVENTS ASSIGNMENTS

Homework:   

Upcoming tests and quizzes:    Unit 6 exam; Monday/Tuesday 11/20-21 You can use a 4×6 notecard on both sides for the test. 

 

 End of Course Information:

End of Course Information:For End of Course exam review the New Mexico Government Info on New Mexico structure differing from Federal structure:

For End of Course exam review the New Mexico Government Info on New Mexico structure differing from Federal structure:

For EOC info on naturalization and dual citizenship:NATURALIZATION AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP

For renouncing citizenship, A person wishing to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship: appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer, in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate); and. sign an oath of renunciation  http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal-considerations/us-citizenship-laws-policies/renunciation-of-citizenship.html

Course Information

AP sandia FALL 2017 USGovt Syllabus

Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings

Unit 2: Federalism

Unit 3: Political Culture, Ideology and Landscape

Unit 4:  Political Parties and Interest Groups

Unit 5:  Campaigns, Elections and the Media

Unit 6: National Institutions of Government

Unit 7: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Unit 8: Public Policy

Unit 9: Domestic Policy

Unit 10: Foreign Policy

KEY INFO ON NEW MEXICO FOR END OF COURSE EXAMS:

Key Websites

Podcasts (they’re here!!)

 

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