Barron's How to Prepare for the AP U.S. Government and Politics Advanced Placement Examinaiton
Updated to include references to the Clinton White House years and the Bush-versus-Gore presidential election, this manual presents two model AP exams with answer keys and explanations, plus an extensive topic review. Topics covered include an overview of U.S. Constitutional development from its origins to the present day, as well as an analysis of government institutions--the presidency, the congress, the judiciary, and the attendant bureaucracy. Also covered is a summary of the American political process, how it functions, and updated reviews of major public policy issues--the economy, the federal budget, social welfare and entitlements, environmental issues, the conduct of foreign policy, and national defense.
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