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August
  1. Foundations: U.S. Government
  2. Drafting the Declaration
  3. FDN: The Declaration
  4. FDN: Articles of Confederation
  5. FDN: The Constitution

 

  1. Jefferson and the Constitution
  2. FDN: Federalist #10
  3. FDN: Federalist #51
  4. MC: Constitution/Federalism
  5. Madison’s Role & Legacy

 

  1. FDN: Brutus 1
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Marbury v. Madison
  4. AP FRQ Topics
  5. The AP Course
September
  1. Graph: Labor Day Statistics
  2. Federalism: MJ Legalization
  3. A Bill of Rights? Fed #84
  4. Find Your Officials
  5. OKC Bombing & Federalism

 

  1. Brands of Federalism
  2. MC: McCulloch v. Maryland
  3. September 11
  4. MC: U.S. v. Lopez
  5. Public Opinion: Reliable?

 

  1. Graph: Approval Ratings
  2. Constitution Day
  3. MC: Measuring Public Opinion
  4. CVC: Register to Vote
  5. Graph: Voter ID Laws

 

  1. Graph: Exit Polls 2016
  2. Voting by Gender
  3. CVC: The Op-Ed | Writing One
  4. MC: Ideology
  5. Graph: Turnout by Age

 

  1. MC: Public Opinion
October
  1. Political Parties: Platforms
  2. Dems & GOP Traits
  3. Campaign Music
  4. Graph: Party ID & Ideology

 

  1. MC: Parties
  2. Commercials
  3. Baker v. Carr
  4. Shaw v. Reno
  5. Comparison Case: Rucho

 

  1. Critical Elections, Realignment
  2. Campaigns: Hill Committees
  3. Willie Horton Ad
  4. Superdelegates
  5. Federal Elections Commission

 

  1. Citizens United v. FEC
  2. Comparison Case: McCutcheon
  3. MC: Campaigns & Elections
  4. Super-PACs: Stewart & Colbert
  5. Dark-horse candidate

 

  1. Graph: Campaign Costs
  2. Frontloading
  3. MC: Ideologies & Opinion

31. “The Boys on the Bus”

November
  1. Elections: Electoral Strategy

 

  1. Recount!
  2. Federalist #68
  3. Graphic: National Popular Vote
  4. Antifederalist #72
  5. FRQ: Electoral College

 

  1. Veterans Day, Vet Affairs
  2. Interest Groups: N.R.A.
  3. McDonald v. Chicago
  4. Graph: Iron Triangle
  5. Electing a President ‘16

 

  1. ACLU
  2. Open Secrets
  3. Super PACs Defined
  4. Amicus Curiae
  5. MC: Interest Groups

 

  1. Congress & Lobbyists
  2. Obama’s Turkey Jokes
  3. FRQ: Interest Group Ads
December
  1. Media: In 2016 Election
  2. Trust in Media
  3. Ideologically Oriented Media
  4. Fairness Doctrine
  5. MC: Scenarios Media-Groups

 

  1. Media Bias Chart
  2. Congress: Your Members
  3. Filibuster
  4. Representative Models
  5. Congressional Caucuses

 

  1. Power of Purse: Pork Barrel
  2. Graph: Diversity in Congress
  3. Congressional Committees
  4. Term Limits
  5. MC: Congress

 

 

Key:

  • FDN: Foundational Document
  • MC: Multiple Choice
  • FRQ: Free-Response Question
  • Graph: Charts & Infographics
  • CVC: Civic Engagement
  • Toon: Political Cartoon
  • Required Cases in Italics

 

 

 

 

January
  1. Speaker of the House
  2. MC: Congress

 

  1. CVC: Register for Primaries
  2. Gerrymandering
  3. FRQ: Incumbency Advantage
  4. MC: Congress with Text
  5. Broken Senate

 

  1. President: Do We Need One?
  2. Presidential Pardons
  3. MC: Cabinet Members
  4. FDN: Federalist #70
  5. Presidential Communication

 

  1. Toon: Trump Cabinet
  2. State of the Union
  3. Bush Cartoon & Cheerleader
  4. Presidential Constraints
  5. Authorization to Use Force

 

  1. FRQ: Imperial Presidency
  2. Comforter-in-Chief
  3. Presidential Libraries
  4. C-SPAN Presidential Survey
  5. Nuclear Football
February
  1. Bureaucracy: The Agencies
  2. Rule-making Authority
  3. MC: TSA Report Guns
  4. FRQ: Compliance Monitoring
  5. MC: Executive Branch

 

  1. Judiciary: Chief Justice
  2. MC: Civil & Criminal Courts
  3. FDN: Federalist #78
  4. Trump Judges & Desegregation
  5. MC: Judiciary

 

  1. President’s Day: Washington
  2. MC: Third Branch
  3. Civil Rights: Terms List
  4. Rights, Liberties Contrasted
  5. Thurgood Marshall

 

  1. Brown v. Board of Education
  2. Comparison Case: Obergefell
  3. FDN: MLK’s Letter
  4. Little Rock Nine
  5. FRQ: Desegregation
March
  1. Civil Liberties: Terms List
  2. Schenck v. United States
  3. NY Times v. United States
  4. Tinker v. Des Moines
  5. Engle v. Vitale

 

  1. Wisconsin v. Yoder
  2. Comparison: Church & State
  3. Gideon v. Wainwright
  4. Gideon’s Trumpet
  5. C-SPAN Precedents

 

  1. Backpack Search
  2. Comparison Case: The Bird
  3. Roe v. Wade
  4. Challenge to Roe
  5. MC: Rights & Liberties

 

  1. Foreign/Econ Policy: NSC
  2. 13 Days
  3. Lippmann Column
  4. Nixon to China
  5. Oslo Accords

 

  1. Iran-Contra Scandal
April
  1. Ambassador to Japan
  2. The Fed & Monetary Policy
  3. Understanding the Tax Code

 

  1. Review: Exam Schedule
  2. FRQ Writing Advice
  3. FRQ: Presidency
  4. WH Correspondents Dinner
  5. MC: Federal Elections

 

  1. Toon: A Diverse Court?
  2. Comparison Case: Buckley
  3. Marbury v. Madison
  4. MC: Campaigns
  5. Graph: Gallup

 

  1. MC: Media
  2. Clinton’s What Happened
  3. MC: Judiciary
  4. Acts of Congress
  5. MC: Ideology & Blocs

 

  1. Toon: Trump & Mueller
  2. Constitutional Clauses
  3. Curveballs
  4. FRQ: Newspapers Circulation
May
  1. Cram for the Exam

 

  1. AP Exam Day
  2. End Game: Gaffe
  3. Jud. Committee & Impeachment
  4. Literary Digest Poll
  5. Presidential Debate Moments
  6. Toon: Citizens United
  7. Citizen Trump ‘88
  8. Poll Position, 2016 Polls
  9. Balance the Ticket
  10. Carter’s White House Diary

 

 

  1. Graph: Incumbents
  2. Sistah Souljah Moment
  3. Plates & Speech
  4. Dan Rather’s Late Night
  5. Truman Library

 

  1. Obama and Baby Elephant
  2. Larry and Jerry | MC: Part II
  3. Bush and Clinton Reflect
  4. 21st Amendment

29. Sen. John McCain