AP US Government

Welcome to AP US Goverment! On this page, you will find resources for our class, access to assignment documents, and general information that you will find helpful in our exploration of United State government.

Our Actual Class and assignments and schedule are HERE! You will find our schedule and downloads for specific assignments on that page.

 

Resources:

A Great Constitution site: This site has information about each article and amendment as well as interactive links. We will be using some of the additional reading material on this site for writing and discussion prompts.

Oyez: On this site, you can research any court case heard by the Supreme Court.  You can even listen to the decision. We will be covering several landmark court cases that shaped our nation’s government in this class, so this is an invaluable resource.

270 To Win: This Website contains interactive maps of election results. We will be using this in class.

National Priorities: This site shows national budget information, comparing spending on various federal projects.

Become Chair of the Federal Reserve: Okay, not really. But on this site you can be the virtual Chair of the Federal Reserve and enact changes in the interest rate to see what effect your policies have on the economy. This is a good way to see how interest rates drive other factors in the economy.

Fact Check: You can’t believe everything you read! Or hear. Or see. But you can fact check it! Before you believe that story you heard that the President is an alien, check out the facts on Fact Check.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution: This is a great site for helping you to understand the Constitution. They provide brief, clear English explanations of each clause of the Constitution.