What makes this course interesting?

  • Study how the conflicting interests and powers of the president and Congress help explain repeated struggles to adopt a national budget
  • Evaluate the impact of the media on voter perceptions, campaign strategies, electoral outcomes and policy agenda development


Study constitutional underpinnings, civil liberties and civil rights, political culture and socialization, citizen participation and influence, political institutions and policy making that are the foundation of modern U.S. government and politics. 

Interpret classic and contemporary political writings and apply pertinent Supreme Court rulings to enduring social and political issues in this country.

AP U.S. Government and Politics Course Overview (PDF)

AP U.S. Government and Politics Course Framework (PDF)

AP U.S. Government and Politics Practice Exam (PDF)

Taking AP United States Government and Politics can lead to a future in ...


Career Areas

Skip to End of Career Areas