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8th Edition
Curt Lader, M.Ed. - All books by this author

In-depth preparation for the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam features:

  • Two full-length model AP exams with answer keys and explanations
  • An extensive subject review covering Constitutional development, the branches of federal government, political parties, special interest groups, the media, bureaucracy, and public policy issues related to the economy, the federal budget, social welfare, foreign policy and national defense
  • Updated content includes the 2012 election
  • Newly revised end-of-chapter multiple-choice and free-response questions with rubrics for each

    The included CD-ROM presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers.

    BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM!

    System Requirements:
    (Flash Player 10.2 is recommended)
    This CD is intended to run on systems meeting the minimum requirements below.

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Windows® 8, Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows® Vista (32-bit), Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2008 (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit).
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1024 X 768 color display

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1024 X 768 color display

    Table of Contents:
    • Preface
    • Introduction
      Using the Book
      The Structure of the Test
      Study Strategies
      Multiple-Choice Questions
      Free-Response Essay Question Strategy
      Data-Based Free-Response Essay Question Strategy
      A Summary of the Free-Response Answer Section
    • Part One: Constitutional Development
      The Theory of Modern Government
      Constitutional Foundations
      The Constitution
      The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties
      Civil Rights: Equal Protection Under the Law
    • Part Two: The Institutions of Government
      The Congress
      The Presidency
      The Judiciary
      The Bureaucracy
    • Part Three: The Political Process and Political Beliefs
      Political Parties and Political Action
      Nominations, Campaigns, and Elections
      Voting Behavior: The Impact of Public Opinion and the Media
      Special Interest Groups—Lobbyists and PACs
    • Part Four: Public Policy Issues
      The Economy, the Federal Budget, Social Welfare and Entitlements
    • Part Five: Model Exams
      Model Exam 1
      Answer Key
      Model Exam 2
      Answer Key
    • Glossary
    • Index

    Paperback w/CD-ROM / 432 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2014


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