This class was tough.
It was a good introduction into U.S. Government and politics, especially for someone who might not know a lot about politics going into it. Suprisingly for an AP class, there wasn't actually very much homework. That's not to say it wasn't difficult, though - the tests are essay questions plus multiple choice, so studying is mandatory.
I expected this class to be extremely boring, but it was actually pretty interesting for the most part. Topics covered include the Constitution, Federalism, civil rights, political socialization, interest groups, political parties, and the three branches of government. The class is very interactive: you have to attend a public meeting (town hall, school board, etc.) and take notes on it, and discussions about economics or foreign policy are frequent.
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Advice for students:
If you take this class, be prepared to participate in class, study for the tests, and don't procrastinate on the big projects (like I did).