This Advanced Placement course will introduce you to the workings of American government and politics. Major topics include the five areas listed by the College Board: Constitutional Democracy, Civil Liberties/Civil Rights, American Political Culture and Beliefs, Political Participation, and Interaction among Branches. These areas are divided into a total of ten units. This course will prepare you for the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam by helping you practice skills associated with the exam such as writing evidence-based essays and answering questions on causes and consequences of political events. Analysis of landmark Supreme Court decisions and foundational documents (AP-required primary sources) will be emphasized.