AP US Government & Politics
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AP US Government & Politics Exam
This course covers the central facts, theories, and concepts of the U.S. government and the political system. Students must understand the political process, analyze and interpret data, and be able to critically analyze relevant concepts and theories. The topics covered are:
1.) The constitutional underpinnings of the U.S. Government.
2.) Political beliefs and behaviors.
3.) Political parties, interest groups, and mass media.
4.) Institutions of national government.
5.) Public policy.
6.) Civil rights and civil liberties.
The AP Government Exam format is:
Multiple-Choice Questions (45 minutes)
-60 multiple choice questions
Free-Response Questions (100 minutes)
-4 free response questions
The frq section of the exam consists of 4 essay questions. Students are expected to integrate knowledge from different content areas, analyze political relationships, and incorporate specific examples into their response. Students may also be asked to analyze and interpret data from a chart or graph.
When is the AP Government Exam?
The AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam date for the 2017/2018 school year is Thursday, May 10th 2018 at 8 a.m. The test is only offered once per year.