Unit I - Constitutional Underpinnings

I. Constitutional Underpinnings 5-15% of test

About 10% of the AP exam will cover material from Unit 1

Practice Test Question

_____1. All of the following are consequences of the US federal system EXCEPT

A.     Inequality in government services across sub-national entities

B.     Opportunities for experimentation in government programs

C.     Multiple points of access to government for interest groups and citizens

D.    The possibility of different laws in different states

E.     A strict and non-overlapping division of powers between state & national governments

Unit Practice

Make a Venn diagram listing the checks and balances of the three branches of government.

Silly Analogy

If the Founding Fathers were a sports team (current or past), explain which sports team they would be.