DUE DATE: First day of class!
Unit I. Constitutional Underpinnings of United States Government
Chapter 1 Study Guide
Directions: Complete the following study guide and write your answers on this sheet or a separate sheet
of loose-leaf paper. You ma
DUE Friday 10/14
Lab: Political Ideological Profile
Submit a typed report to Google Classroom with the following information. You will turn in a diagram
Each assessment should have its own section in your report. Be sure to include the n
Cooperative federalism is a term often used to describe the complex scal relationship
between the national and state governments. In your essay, do the following:
a. Dene categorical grants and block grants, and describe the differences between them.
'5 C" E] Answers and Explanations
Which of the following best illustrates elite theory?
(a) is incorrect because the AARP is an interest group and therefore does not t the
description of elite theory.
(b) is correct bec
< I b. Explain how each feature identied in (a) balances the need for strong government with
a need for limited government.
c. Identify one feature Madison proposed for dividing powers between national and state
d. Explain how this feature ba
El Review Questions
Under Americas rst constitution, the Articles of Confederation,
the national government dominated state governments.
the executive branch had more power than Congress.
Congress was a unicameral body.
Learning Objective 3.5: Assess the impact of federalism on
democratic government and the scope of government. (p. 95)
Federalism and Democracy
' Federalism contributes to democraCy by increasing access to the government at all
levels, but it also creates
( nations health. Other scholars disagree, saying there is little evidence of
irreconcilable differences among groups, especially outside of political elites.
Learning Objective 1.5: Outline the central arguments of the
debate in America over the proper s
different in a state like Texas, where many students speak Spanish, than in a state like
Minnesota, where language barriers are not as big an issue. The disadvantage of
block grants is that the national government does not have as much control over the
UNIT II: POLITICAL BELIEFS AND BEHAVIORS
Every country has a political culture - a set of widely shared beliefs, values, and norms concerning the
ways that political and economic life ought to be carried out. The political culture defines the
AP Government Chapter 9 Notes: Political Parties
What is a Political Party?
o A political party might be formally defined as a group of political activists who organize to win
elections, to operate the government, and to determine public policy.
Madison, Hamilton & Jay:
Tried to persuade delegates at
ratifying conventions to support
the new Constitution
Henry, Lee, Yates, and
Used Roman names (and
anonymity) to express t
Americans with Disabilities Act
requiring states to make facilities, such as state colleges
and universities, accessible to individuals with
disabilities, but did not allocate funds to implement this
federal grants given more or
Political Beliefs and Behaviors
Multiple Choice Quiz
Which of the following most accurately reflects the
percentage of eligible voters who actually voted in recent
a. More than 85%
b. More than 70%
c. More than
9, 2016 (B Day)
Thursday, November 10
Monday, November 14th
Tuesday, November 15th
November 18 (B Day)
November 19 (A Day)
Political Parties Study Guide
1. Read pages 225-235
Selling the Candidate
Campaign and Election Project
You are members of a professional team for one of the presidential candidate running for election. Your job will to be
research and be able to present the candidates background, position on key issues, a
Chapter 5 - Political Parties
A group of voters organized
to support certain public
A system of classifying
different political positions
upon one or more geometric
APES 2016 Summer Adventure Assignment
Unless.someone like you cares a whole awful lot, its not going to get better, its not. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Purpose: This assignment is designed to provide students with authentic experiences with nature & the
The United States Constitution Scavenger Hunt
Directions: Read the Constitution and complete the following questions directly on this handout. You can
The Constitution online at https:/www.law.cornell.edu/constitution
PART I: THE OVERALL STRUCTURE OF