AP/DC U.S. Government

Course Documents

AP U.S. Government Curriculum (Rewritten 2018-2019)
AP U.S. Government Curriculum 2018-2019.[...]
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GOVT 2305 Syllabus (LSC) Spring 2019
DC Gov Spring 2019.pdf
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AP U.S. Government (KHS) Syllabus Spring 2019
AP Gov Spring 2019.pdf
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Secondary Readings Information
AP:DC Gov Secondary Readings 2019.pdf
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GIVE US THE BALLOT KEY TERMS
Give Us the Ballot Key Terms.pdf
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WHO'S COUNTING KEY TERMS
Who's Counting Key Terms.pdf
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Voting Rights Essay Instructions
Voting Rights Essay Instructions 2019.pd[...]
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Voting Rights Essay Rubric
Voting Rights Essay Rubric 2018-2019.pdf
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Current Event Analysis Instructions
AP:DC Gov Current Events 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [61.2 KB]
Presidential Campaign Ads: 1952 - 2012
Presidential Ads Chart.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [32.1 KB]
CUMULATIVE EXAM REVIEW
Cumulative Exam Review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.7 KB]
EXTRA CREDIT: Music and Politics
Extra Credit Song Lyric Analysis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [40.9 KB]

Unit 1: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

We the People Chapters 1, 6, 9

 

American Political Culture, Political Ideologies, and Political Parties 

In Defense of Intellectual Life
In Defense of Intellectual Life.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [281.1 KB]
Power Basics
Power Basics.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [529.7 KB]
Introduction to Government (PP Slides)
Introduction to Government.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.4 MB]
Chapter 1 Terms: American Political Culture
WTP Chapter 1 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.5 KB]
Chapter 6 Terms: Political Ideologies and Beliefs
WTP Chapter 6 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 KB]
Introduction to Political Philosophy and Ideologies (Reading)
Political Philosophy and Ideologies.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [148.6 KB]
Introduction to Political Philosophy and Ideologies (PP Slides)
Political Philosophy and Ideologies PP.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [937.5 KB]
Political Typology Quizzes and Reflection
Political Typology Quizzes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.7 KB]
Chapter 9 Terms: Political Parties
WTP Chapter 9 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.7 KB]
History of Political Parties Worksheet
Political Parties and Elections Workshee[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]

Unit 2: Foundations of American Democracy

We the People Chapters 2, 3

 

American Founding, U.S. Constitution, and Federalism 

Chapter 2 Terms: American Founding and U.S. Constitution
WTP Chapter 2 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.5 KB]
Gordon Wood "Republicanism"
Gordan Wood Republicanism.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [65.6 MB]
Declaration of Independence (full text)
Declaration of Independence.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [173.3 KB]
The Declaration and Intrinsic Equality (book excerpt)
Dahl's Intrinsic Equality.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [573.4 KB]
Constitutional Convention Options
Chapter 2 Convention Options.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [292.2 KB]
U.S. Constitution Timeline and Concepts
Constitution Timeline and Terminology.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [59.1 KB]
U.S. Constitution (full text)
U.S. Constitution (Annotated).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [646.7 KB]
U.S. Constitution Quiz
U.S. Constitution Quiz.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [62.1 KB]
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendments.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [432.5 KB]
Federalist #51 (shortened)
Federalist 51.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [794.8 KB]
The Madisonian Federal System (PP Slides)
Chapter 2 Madisonian System.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.4 KB]
Chapter 3 Terms: Federalism
WTP Chapter 3 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.5 KB]
History of Federalism (PP Slides)
Chapter 3 Federalism.pdf
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Federalism Chart
Chapter 3 Federalism Chart.pdf
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Unit 3: Interactions Among Branches of Federal Government

We the People Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

 

Congress, The Presidency, The Bureaucracy, The Judiciary, Economic Policy, and Social Policy

Chapter 12 Terms: Congress
WTP Chapter 12 Terminology.pdf
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Congress Notes
Congress Notes.pdf
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Senate Filibuster Summary
Filibuster Summary.pdf
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Congress and Presidency (PP Slides)
Congress and the Presidency.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Chapter 13 Terms: Presidency
WTP Chapter 13 Terminology.pdf
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U.S. Foreign Policy Notes
U.S. Foreign Policy Notes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.9 KB]
The Imperial Presidency Triumphant (article)
Imperial Presidency.pdf
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The Imperial Presidency Triumphant (worksheet)
President Imperial Presidency Questions.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [41.7 KB]
Chapter 14 Terms: Federal Bureaucracy
WTP Chapter 14 Terminology.pdf
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Federal Bureaucracy Summary
Federal Bureaucracy Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.3 KB]
Federal Bureaucracy (PP Slides)
Federal Bureaucracy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [349.8 KB]
Chapter 15 Terms: Federal Judiciary
WTP Chapter 15 Terminology.pdf
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Federal Judiciary Summary
Federal Judiciary Summary.pdf
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Federal Judiciary (PP Slides)
Federal Judiciary.pdf
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Federalist #78
Federalist 78.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [326.0 KB]
Federalist #78 Discussion Questions
Federalist 78 Discussion Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [103.7 KB]
Chapter 16, 17 Terms: Economic and Social Policy
WTP Chapter 16, 17 Terminology.pdf
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Economic Policy Summary
Economic Policy Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [116.4 KB]
Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go?
Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [252.5 KB]
Social Policy Summary
Social Policy Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [175.9 KB]
Health Care Reform Notes
Social Policy Health Care Reform.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [85.3 KB]
Environmental Policy Lecture
The Presidency and the Environment.pdf
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Environmental Policy (PP Slides)
Environmental Policy Photos.pdf
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Unit 4: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

We the People Chapters 4 and 5

 

Bill of Rights, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights

Civil Liberties Presentation (PP Slides)
Civil Liberties (PP Slides).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [326.1 KB]
Supreme Court Cases Terminology
Supreme Court Cases Terms.pdf
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Supreme Court Cases Packet
Supreme Court Cases Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [162.8 KB]
Bill of Rights
Chapter 4 Bill of Rights.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.0 KB]
Chapter 4 Terms: Civil Liberties
WTP Chapter 4 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [206.7 KB]
Chapter 5 Terms: Civil Rights
WTP Chapter 5 Terminology.pdf
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Civil Rights Summary
Civil Rights Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.1 KB]
Fourteenth Amendment
Chapter 5 Standards of Review.pdf
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Unit 5: Political Participation

We the People Chapters 7, 8, and 10

 

Mass Media, Public Opinion, Voting, Campaigns, and Elections. 

Chapters 8, 10 Terms: Voting and Elections
WTP Chapters 8, 10 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.7 KB]
Campaigns and Elections Summary
Campaigns and Elections Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [185.1 KB]
Fifty Swing States (article)
Fifty Swing States.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [259.5 KB]
Electoral College Analysis
Electoral College Analysis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [40.0 KB]
Campaign Finance and Citizens United (article)
Campaign Finance and Citizens United.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Chapter 7 Terms: Mass Media
WTP Chapter 7 Terminology.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.4 KB]

Lone Star Exam Review

Cumulative Final Exam Review
Cumulative Exam Review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.7 KB]

AP Exam Review

AP U.S. Government Exam Format
AP U.S. Government Exam.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.7 KB]

Feel free to watch the Crash Course series for Government and Politics. The first episode is below.

The annual C-SPAN AP U.S. Government Exam Review is the weekend prior to the exam!

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