AP Gov Unit III Study Guide

AP Gov Unit III Study Guide - Unit III Institutions of...

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Unit III Institutions of National Gov’t – 3 Branches (chapters 11-14) Content Goals : You will understand the workings of the legislative process, the functions and powers of Congress, the relationship to other branches of government under the Constitution, and the change and evolution of congressional powers as a result of specific events in American history. Specifically, the unit traces the evolution of power and influence within Congress from the intentions of the Framers to the present day. You will learn that members of Congress have become more ideologically polarized recently and the reasons why incumbents have such an easy time getting re-elected. Finally, you will learn how Congress is organized (committee structure and staff support) and the process by which bills become laws. You will understand the functions and powers of the executive branch, its relationship to other branches of government under the Constitution, the change and evolution of the executive branch and the bureaucracy as a result of specific events in American history, the relationship between the national government and state and local government bureaucracies, and the role of the bureaucracy in formulating the federal budget. Specifically, you will learn about presidential power: how the president differs from a
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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AP Gov Unit III Study Guide - Unit III Institutions of...

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