Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of the Government

Essential Questions for Unit 2:

  • How do the branches of the national government compete and cooperate in order to govern?
  • To what extent have changes in the powers of each branch affected how responsive and accountable the national government is in the 21st century?

Class Lecture Notes/PowerPoints
Congress Information
Congress Bill 2 Law
Introduction to Congress
The Presidency

Class Readings, Articles, and Resources
Federalist 78

the operation of the supreme court

How the U.S. Court System work

Extra Resources, Videos, Important Links
A Message from Jerry Mandering
McCain and pork in the Farm Bill
CAGW: All about Pork
SCOTUS Brief Summaries
18-19 AP GoPo Required Cases Booklet

Study Stuff and Bonus Assignments
Chapter 11 Study Guide
Chapter 12 Study Guide
Chapter 13 study guide
Chapter 15 Study Guide