B.T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
Patricia Woods, Instructor, 2009-2010
The most important thing to keep in mind as you study the U.S. Government curriculum,
is that it is not all about facts. Yes, information about specific government policies, laws, court cases, political tactics, and demographical features of voters can help you to better understand the concepts. However, the course is really all about analyzing concepts that will help you to keep up with government and politics throughout your lifetime no matter how much the particular landscapes may change over the years.
These terms will help you understand some of the basic concepts in United States Government and Politics. Please define each of the terms below. The Institutions of National Government: the Congress, the Presidency, and the Federal Courts make up 45% of the AP United States Government and Politics course National Examination.
Your terms must be typed.
This assignment is due on the first day of class.
Please remember that plagiarism is a serious offense.
Speaker of the House
Pork Barrel Legislation
War Powers Resolution
Ways and Means Committee
Easley v. Cromartie
Shaw v. Reno
Wesberry v. Sanders
PRESIDENCY AND BUREAUCRACY
Constitutional Powers of the President
Roles of the President
White House Staff
National Security Council
Office of Management and Budget
Budget and Impoundment Control Act
Council of Economic Advisors
Munn v. Illinois
Clinton v. City of New York
Clinton v. Jones
Nixon v. Fitzgerald
United States v. Nixon
Rule of Four
Writ of Certiorari
Class Action Suit
Concurring Opinion by the Supreme Court
Dissenting Opinion by the Supreme Court
Writ of Mandamus
Marbury v. Madison
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