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AMSCO® Advanced Placement® United States Government & Politics

By David Wolfford | Grades 10-12 | Lexile 1220

Prepare your students to succeed in the new AP® United States Government and Politics course and on the exam

Based on the same successful approach as United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement® Examination.


  • developed for the redesigned course and exam, effective fall 2018
  • flexibly designed to use in a one-semester or one-year course
  • updates of interest include the 2016 election, new legal battles, and the impact of social media on politics and news delivery
  • divided into five units mirroring the structure of the redesigned AP® U.S. Government and Politics curriculum framework
  • an essential question in each chapter builds conceptual understanding and reinforces learning through reflection
  • the full text of nine required foundational documents with ample questions to develop analytic skills and practices
  • Must-Know Supreme Court Case features provide in-depth analysis and interpretation of 15 landmark Supreme Court decisions and help students develop the skills and practices of political scientists
  • Writing features build strong writing competencies—developing argumentation skills—as required on the exam
  • Think as a Political Scientist features reinforce critical thinking skills and practices used in political science
  • unit reviews summarize key concepts, reinforce skill development, and provide chapter references for the required learning objectives
  • assessments include multiple-choice questions and free-response questions
  • complete text of the United States Constitution, a practice exam, and an extensive bibliography
  • detailed rubrics for free-response questions are available in the Answer Key

Answer Key is sold only to educators and shipped to school or district addresses only. A verified classroom purchase of the student edition (print or digital) is required. Please contact Customer Service at (800) 831-4190 to order by credit card.


David Wolfford
As an experienced teacher of AP® U.S. Government and Politics at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, David Wolfford has also served as an AP® Reader. He has conducted historical research projects on school desegregation and American political history. David has published in historical journals, such as Ohio Valley History and Kentucky Humanities and has written on government, politics, and campaigns for national magazines and Cincinnati newspapers. He is a James Madison Fellow, a National Board Certified Teacher, and a regular contributor to Social Education.

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