04157 AP U.S. Government & Politics

History & Social StudiesHigh School (9–12)Advanced Placement

AP U.S. Government & Politics is designed to present students with an analytical perspective of government and politics in the United States, tracing the history, development, and nature of U.S. governmental institutions and processes, as well as societal perspectives and behaviors related to such institutions and processes (and influences on those perspectives and behaviors.)

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP United States Government & Politics.


World History & Geography to 1500 A.D. and/or World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present (recommended)

Course Texts and Materials



  • Any major AP U.S. Government and Politics test prep book (e.g., Princeton Review’s Cracking the AP US Government and Politics Exam, The Ultimate Student’s Guide to AP US Government and Politics, Barron’s AP US Government and Politics Exam, etc.)

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit