AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course (REA)

AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course (REA)

by Larry S. Krieger
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AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course (REA)

REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

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The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® U.S. Government & Politics course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in the major ideas and concepts in government and politics, including constitutional underpinnings of the U.S. government, political culture, federalism, civil rights/civil liberties, elections & campaigns, congress, the presidency & the executive branch, and more.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
Written by a former AP® teacher, the author’s question-level strategy and advice explains how to handle the multiple-choice and free-response questions so you can raise your overall point score!

Key Terms You Must Know
Mastering AP® vocabulary terms is an easy way to increase your total score. Our AP® expert gives you the key terms all AP® U.S. Government & Politics students must know before test day.

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After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.

Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® U.S. Government & Politics student must have.

When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. Government & Politics!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900738608098
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 12/04/2009
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Edition description: NE
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book v

About Our Author vi

Acknowledgments vi

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Seven Keys for Success on the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam 3

Chapter 2 Key Terms 7

Part II Key Content Review

Chapter 3 The Constitution 19

Chapter 4 Federalism 35

Chapter 5 Political Beliefs and Public Opinion 45

Chapter 6 Voters and Voter Behavior 51

Chapter 7 Political Parties 57

Chapter 8 Interest Groups 65

Chapter 9 The Mass Media 75

Chapter 10 Congress 79

Chapter 11 Presidential Elections and the Presidency 93

Chapter 12 The Federal Bureaucracy 107

Chapter 13 The Federal Court System 113

Chapter 14 The Federal Budget and Social Security 121

Chapter 15 Civil Liberties 127

Chapter 16 Civil Rights 139

Part III Key Themes and Facts

Chapter 17 The Top 30 Supreme Court Cases 149

Chapter 18 The Top 10 Acts of Congress 155

Chapter 19 The Top 20 Topics 159

Part IV Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 20 Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 169

Chapter 21 Strategies for the Free-Response Questions 177

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