This class was tough.
AP United States Government is a course that I think all students should take. We live in an extremely opinionated world where people want to make a change but often times do not know how. Learning about how our government operates and the logistics behind it allows the people to become more active in creating change.
My favorite part of the class was talking about the current events going on in the government. I took this class during the time of the 2016 Presidential Elections, so I learned about the closed door politics. The class would get involved, and we would all express our opinions and debate. One of the most important eye openers was learning about the court systems. I learned how the amendments and laws are implemented into court cases and how specific court cases have changed history.
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Advice for students:
Students who are taking AP Government must to lots of reading. I would especially recommend reading over the court cases and specific amendments that follow up with the court cases. Students should understand the differences between the federal courts and circuit courts. Those were the most challenging aspects during the class since they all can fuse in with each other. Therefore, the best piece of advice is to continue to read. Also do not be afraid to speak up. Most students who take AP Government are upperclassmen which is close to becoming adults. We are the new generation so do not be afraid to ask lots of questions because soon we will be voting for politicians who can change the government either for the better or the worse.