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									AP American Government and Politics Worksheet Chapter 1
1. List the 5 ways in which all governments are similar.

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.



2. Give examples of the “who”, “what”, “when”, and “how” of politics.




3. How does a government’s policy agenda change?




4. Draw a diagram of how a political system works
5. List the four key linkage institutions in a democratic society.

a.

b.

c.

d.



6. List the four major policy making institutions in the United states.

a.

b.

c.

d.



7. Explain what is meant by majority rule and minority rights.




8. Explain the difference between pluralist theory, elite and class theory, and hyperpluralism.




9. According to Robert Dahl, what 5 characteristics should an ideal democracy satisfy?

a.                                               b

c.                                               d

e.

10. How has American individualism affected the scope of government?
AP American Government and Politics Worksheet Chapter 2
1 . What were the three major equality issues at the Constitutional Convention and how were they
resolved?

a.

b.

c.

2. Why is Englishman John Locke so important in American government?




3. Draw schematic diagram of separation of powers and checks and balances in the Constitution.




4. Complete the following table summarizing the major differences between the federalists and the
Anti-Federalists on the issues of civil liberties, power of the states, and who should rule.

ISSUES                 Civil Liberties               Power of the States             Rule by

FEDERALISTS



ANTI-FEDERALISTS




6. Why did the Anti-Federalists believe the new Constitution was a class based document?




7. In what ways does the Constitution expand and diminish the scope of government?
8. What were 4 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and how did the new Constitution “fix”
these problems?

a.

b.

c.

d.

9. What is the one method all amendments except one have been used in adding to the Constitution?



10. The Constitution can also be amended informally. Explain 3 ways how this might be done.




AP American Government and Politics Worksheet Chapter 3
1. In what ways does federalism decentralize politics and policies?




2. What is the significance of the tenth amendment?




3. Explain the difference between enumerated powers and implied powers.



4. How is dual federalism analogous to a layer cake and how is cooperative federalism analogous to a
marble cake?



5. Explain the two types of categorical grants.

a.

b.
6. What are federal mandates?



7. For what reasons might a state or locality not want to receive federal aid?




 Jerry Morris AP American Government and Politics

								
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