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What was the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence is a required text for AP Government and Politics. This article will teach you what to know about the text.
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How has judicial review been used in other Supreme Court cases?

Over American history, the Supreme Court has used its power of judicial review to overturn hundreds of lower court decisions.
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What are the different types of representative government?

Representative government keeps the balance between governmental power and individual rights which makes it an important topic for AP Gov.
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How has the balance between state and national governments changed over time?

Changes occurred based on the interpretations of the Supreme Court Cases of McCulloch v. Maryland and United States v. Lopez.
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What principle did Marbury v. Madison (1803) set?

Marbury v. Madison set the principle of judicial review that is now considered one of the foundations of US government.
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Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?

The Articles of Confederation was the United States' first constitution and failed miserably for multiple reasons.
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What was the primary goal of the Constitution?

The Constitution is arguably the most important document in American history making it necessary for the AP US Government and Politics exam.
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How are Federalist and Anti-Federalist views represented in Federalist No. 10 and Brutus No.1?

Federalist No. 10 and Brutus No.1 are very important required documents for the AP Government and Politics exam.
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What compromises were necessary for the ratification of the Constitution?

There are 4 main subjects that were debated in the adoption of the Constitution. Read this article to learn about this essential AP Gov info
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