AP Test Review

AP American Government Exam Outline

AP Exam Review Notes

Influences on the Formulation and Adoption of the Constitution

The Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances


Theories of Democratic Government

Beliefs that Citizens Hold About Their Government and Its Leaders

Process by Which Citizens Learn About Politics

The Nature, Sources, and Consequences of Public Opinion

Voting Tendencies and Political Participation

Factors Affecting Differences in Political Beliefs and Behaviors

Political Parties and Elections

Interest Groups, Including Political Action Committees (PACs)

The Mass Media

Formal and Informal Arrangements of Power

The Relationship Among the Four Institutions and Varying Balances of Power

Linkages Between Institutions and the Following: Public Opinion and Voters, Interest Groups, Political Parties, the Media, and State and Local Governments

Policymaking in the Federal System

The Formation of Policy Agendas

The Role of Institutions in Enacting Policy

The Role of Bureaucracy and Courts in Policy Implementation and Interpretation

Linkages Between Policy Processes and the Following: Political Institutions and Federalism, Political Parties, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Elections, and Policy Networks

The Development of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties by Judicial Interpretation

Knowledge of Substantive Rights and Liberties

The Impact of the Fourteenth Amendment on the Constitutional Development of Rights and Liberties

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