• AP Government Required Materials


    Abernathy, Scott F. and Karen Waples. American Government – Stories of a Nation. Boston: Bedford, Freeman & Worth, 2019.

    Serow Ann G. and Everett C. Ladd. ed. The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity. Sixth edition. 

               Baltimore: Lanahan Publishers, 2016.


    The Declaration of Independence

    The Articles of Confederation
    The Constitution of the United States (including the Bill of Rights and
    subsequent Amendments) or the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution App
    Federalist No. 10

    Brutus No. 1 To the Citizens of the State of New-York

    Federalist No. 51

    Letter from a Birmingham Jail (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
    Federalist No. 70

    Federalist No. 78


    Opinions from the following Supreme Court cases: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), United States v. Lopez (1995), Engel v. Vitale (1962), Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972), Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), New York Times Co. v. United States (1971), Schenck v. United States (1919), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Roe v. Wade (1973), McDonald v. Chicago (2010), Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), Baker v. Carr (1961), Shaw v. Reno (1993), Marbury v. Madison (1803)

    Reading a daily news source is required for this course.  The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are suggested.  Current periodicals such as The Economist, Time, and Bloomberg Businessweek are also excellent sources. 

Last Modified on September 26, 2019