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Model UN FLVS and You!!. Midterm Review!! Ms. Spangler Mr. Benedict AP US Government and Politics. Harriett Gracely , Education Director [email protected] 407.513.0000. Midterm Review. Midterm Review!. What to Expect.

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Model UNFLVSand You!!

Midterm Review!!

Ms. Spangler

Mr. Benedict

AP US Government

and Politics

Harriett Gracely, Education Director

[email protected] 407.513.0000


Midterm review

Midterm Review

Midterm

Review!


What to expect
What to Expect

  • The midterm consists of 50 multiple choice questions

  • Time limit of 50 minutes

  • AP style Multiple Choice Questions


Ap multiple choice
AP Multiple Choice

  • Four types of questions

  • Multiple choice with 5 choices (A-E)

  • Questions with the word “Except”

  • Roman Numeral Questions

  • Questions with chart, graph or illustration






Multiple choice strategies
Multiple Choice Strategies

  • There is no Guessing Penalty

  • Read question carefully

  • Eliminate answers right away

  • Read all answers

  • Use scratch paper for Midterm

  • Mark and Skip tough questions


Resources to use for study
Resources to use for study

http://mrbapusgov.weebly.com/midterm-review.html

  • Textbook outlines and review chapter notes

  • Module Reviews

  • Terms and concepts

  • Midterm Study Guide

  • Recorded Review Sessions

  • Past quizzes


Top missed concepts on the exams
Top missed concepts on the exams

  • What can states do?

    • Can they tax citizens of another state?

  • What is the pluralist view?

    • Political resources are scattered among many interest groups, so not one dominates. However, they are not equally distributed.

  • What economic policy did Alexis de Tocqueville support?

    • Free Market, capitalism


Effects of changes in media

  • Broadcasting has become more segmented.

  • Talk shows and town meetings have increased politicians access

  • Allows politicians to connect without interest groups or party press.

  • rise of the sensationalist press increased voter apathy.

  • spread of magazines of opinion resulted in a rise in interest groups.

  • Newspapers-partisan publications to more populist publications.


  • Interest Groups

    • PACs: why, effects, influence, types, most common.

    • Unions- influence has decreased due to revenue difficulties.

    • PIRGs- Public Interest Research Groups

    • Public Perception

    • More specialized

    • Banned lobbying practices

    • Most important interest group tactic

    • Which types of groups support which party

    • Why do we have a large number of non profit?


Terms
Terms

  • split-ticket voting

  • plurality

  • Superdelegates

  • Progressives

  • Realignment and examples

  • Political elites

  • pluralist view

  • runoff election

  • Grants-in-aid

  • political cue

  • Voting Rights Amendments

  • Prospective and retrospective voting


Other concepts to review
Other concepts to Review

  • Checks and Balances/Separation of Powers

  • Political Parties- History

  • Nomination Process

  • Changes in Voting Rights

  • Elections/Campaigns



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Treaty Negotiations

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House of Representative

Treaty Negotiations

Seventeenth Amendment

Concurrent powers

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