By William Madden
Organized for simple reference and the most important perform, insurance of all of the crucial issues awarded as 500 AP-style questions with specified solution explanations
5 Steps to a five: 500 AP U.S. executive and Politics inquiries to recognize through attempt Day is adapted to fulfill your research needs—whether you could have left it to the final minute to organize otherwise you were learning for months. you are going to take advantage of going over the questions written to parallel the subject, layout, and measure of hassle of the questions inside the AP examination, followed through solutions with finished explanations.
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Congress usually maintains the status quo regarding legislation because (A) it is far easier to kill a bill than to pass one (B) several coalitions have to be made to pass legislation (C) that was the Founding Fathers’ intent (D) elected officials do not like to put themselves on the unpopular side of an issue (E) All of the above 164. The public’s poor perception of Congress is due to the nature of (A) government (B) pluralism (C) republicanism (D) democracy (E) a two-party system 165. The current budgetary woes of the federal government stem from entitlement legislation that (A) gives members of Congress access to a larger staff (B) automatically divides up the yearly federal budget (C) designates specific classes of people who are entitled to a legally defined benefit (D) separates the House and Senate and prevents them from working together on certain issues (E) is designed to prevent legislation from passing quickly and being sent to the president without hearings and debate 166.
The greatest consequence of strained relations between the press and politicians over events like Vietnam and Watergate is (A) reporters’ lack of access to politicians (B) a proliferation of news leaks (C) a credibility gap (D) a distrust of both sides by the public (E) fewer true news stories covered PART 4 Institutions of Government: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Federal Courts CHAPTER 13 Formal and Informal Arrangements of Power 151. S. Census and often create districts favorable to the party in power in a process called (A) realignment (B) gerrymandering (C) reapportionment (D) logrolling (E) redistribution 152.