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AP® United States Government and Politics

Class Units


You’ll learn how the men who created the U.S. Constitution set up a structure of government intended to stand the test of time, and how the compromises they made left some questions unresolved that continue to be debated today.

You’ll continue to explore how the government sets and administers policy, and you’ll learn about the complexities of this process.

You’ll connect what you’ve learned about the founding principles of our government to the debates over how best to balance freedom and order.

You’ll explore the various beliefs that U.S. citizens hold about government, how these beliefs are shaped, and how they affect which policies citizens support.

You’ll learn about the many ways that U.S. citizens can influence the decisions the government makes.