Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics, 8th Edition

Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics, 8th Edition

by Curt Lader M.S. Ed.

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Overview

In-depth preparation for the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam features:

  • Two full-length model AP exams with answer keys and explanations
  • An extensive subject review covering Constitutional development, the branches of federal government, political parties, special interest groups, the media, bureaucracy, and public policy issues related to the economy, the federal budget, social welfare, foreign policy and national defense
  • Updated content includes the 2012 election
  • Newly revised end-of-chapter multiple-choice and free-response questions with rubrics for each

    The manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781438002798
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 02/01/2014
    Edition description: Eighth Edition
    Pages: 432
    Sales rank: 1,221,225
    Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

    Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    Using the Book
    The Structure of the Test
    Study Strategies
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Free-Response Essay Question Strategy
    Data-Based Free-Response Essay Question Strategy
    A Summary of the Free-Response Answer Section
  • Part One: Constitutional Development
    The Theory of Modern Government
    Constitutional Foundations
    The Constitution
    Federalism
    The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties
    Civil Rights: Equal Protection Under the Law
  • Part Two: The Institutions of Government
    The Congress
    The Presidency
    The Judiciary
    The Bureaucracy
  • Part Three: The Political Process and Political Beliefs
    Political Parties and Political Action
    Nominations, Campaigns, and Elections
    Voting Behavior: The Impact of Public Opinion and the Media
    Special Interest Groups—Lobbyists and PACs
  • Part Four: Public Policy Issues
    The Economy, the Federal Budget, Social Welfare and Entitlements
  • Part Five: Model Exams
    Model Exam 1
    Answer Key
    Model Exam 2
    Answer Key
  • Glossary
  • Index
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