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AP Course: AP United States Government and Politics

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP United States Government and Politics to help you prepare for your exam even if your school is closed due to COVID-19. See the course schedule or browse the YouTube playlist. We'll also offer at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

Study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. You'll read, analyze, and discuss the U.S. Constitution and other documents as well as complete a research or applied civics project.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Skill: Connecting political concepts to real-life situations
  • Skill: Explaining the impact and implications of certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • Skill: Analyzing data to find patterns and trends and draw conclusions
  • Skill: Reading and analyzing text and visual sources
  • Skill: Developing a claim or thesis and supporting it in an essay
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