AP US Government-Unit 5 Study Guide
Big Picture Questions
1. Discuss in detail the impact of the following on policymaking
a. Federalism is the system of government in which entities share power within a national
2.12 FEDERALISM Work File
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon
1st New Deal:
3.02 Political Socialization
I like that as we get older and form our own political views that may or may not be in line with our
parents, we are able to have conversations about politics with our parents where our opinions matter
Talking to my frien
Module 2 DBA Review:
Weaknesses of the Confederation:
-No power to tax: had to plead with the states for war and to continue national affairs
-No provision for independent leadership position: purposely omitted due to fear of monarchy
-Lack of national su
1. In the cartoon, there is a doctor and a patient. The doctor is a therapist talking to a
2. Both the patient and the doctor are dressed in regular work clothes. The patients
eyes are bulging and he is gripping the side of the couch with a look
4 points to fully identify in part one (2 for each point)
6 points to explain in part two (3 points for each advantage)
Sample answer 1:
Part one: identifies civil disobedience and letter writing (4/4)
Part two: Civil disobedien
Have changes in the formal presidential nomination procedures since the mid-1960's
made the process more democratic? Name three specific changes that have occurred.
Electing the president in America has always been a very big deal, with changes
Free-Response Question One
Discuss third parties and the challenges they face in winning elections. In your
discussion, explain three reasons third parties have difficulty in our political
Identify one third party candidate who received a si
Who is running for mayor?
The republican candidate is local businesswomen Stephanie Higgins
and the democratic candidate is two-term incumbent Webster
What does +/- 5 mean? Discuss the concept of margin of error in
1 Discuss the general platform of this party.
The Libertarian Party is one of the largest third parties in the US. They
believe in individual liberty and total economic freedom.
2 What candidates have run as a member of this party?
There is currently
- 2 points - identify 2 forms of participation in the political process other than
- 4 points - explain two advantages of each form of participation you identified
Sample 1 although the writing lacks still would get 6/6 because the
This chapter examines the historical evolution and present status of relations between the government
and the news media. After reading and reviewing the material in this chapter, the student should be able
to do each of th
This chapter reviews the much-discussed low voter turnout and the poor percentage of other forms of
political participation in the United States. After reading and reviewing the material in this chapter, the
Select either Shays' Rebellion or ADA, 1990. Discuss how your
chosen event/legislation is either an example of Freedom vs. Order or
Freedom vs. Equality.
What freedoms are most important to you?
The Bill of Rights was written fo
Commander in Chief
eg 1.Ronald Reagan - ordered troops to invade Grenade in 1983 without
informing Congress of his plan.
eg 2. President Nixon authorized the bombing of Cambodia in 1969
without Congresss knowledge.
eg 1. Bill Clinton was
Activity: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law at Bens Guide to U.S.
Government. Use this graphic organizer to take notes as you visit the
website and learn more on how a bill becomes a law.
a Discuss three problems of decentralization that occurred under the
Articles of Confederation. For each problem you list, identify one
solution that the Constitution provides to address the problem.
no power to tax - congress had to beg states to
Johanna Holloway, 2.01
1) Shays Rebellion, Freedom vs. Order:
In this situation the government was acting for order and the people
were acting for freedom. The people felt like they had no power in the
government, the Articles of Confederations creating a
Johanna Holloway, 2.02
1) Where were you on the political map? (ie. Libertarian, Liberal, Centrist,
Conservative, or Statist - make sure to include your personal and
economic issue scores.)
I was right conservative on the map with a personal issue score o
5.13 Iron Triangle
Issue: Gun control
Agency or Bureau: ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives).
Political interest group: NRA (National Rifle association)
Committee group: Ho-chunk nation judiciary
The combined goal of these groups is
Issue: Gun Rights and Barack Obama
The tile of the bill is H.Res. 582- Condemning and Censuring President Barack
The bill applies to punish Obama for ignoring Congress power provided by the
Constitution, executively acting by not allowing Americans
1. What programs did you choose to cut and why?
I chose to cut international affairs, general science, space, and
technology, energy, natural resources and environment, agriculture,
transportation, community and regional development, education,
1. Describe the nomination process for this judge. This should
go into some detail about his previous rulings and ease of
the nomination process and any other significant events
that occurred during the hearing of the nominee.
1. Closely study any characters in the cartoon. Based on your knowledge of local and
world events, who can be identified?
I can identify Clarence Gideon (whos supposed to be representing the poor).
2. Identify any objects or symbols in the cartoon.
Americans Society of Anesthesiologists.
Members of Congress- Health Committees
Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) - First anesthesiologist elected to Congress
Sen. John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY)
Rep. Dan Benishek, M.D. (R-MI)
Rep. Ami Bera, M.