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Course SummaryGet ready for the Praxis Government/Political Science exam with this convenient test prep guide. This collection of political science lessons can help you quickly and efficiently review topics you could encounter on the test, including the branches of government, the U.S. Constitution, political parties and more.
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About This Course
This comprehensive political science study guide helps you get ready for the Praxis Government/Political Science exam. The course contains engaging lessons that will strengthen your knowledge of the government and political science topics that could be on the Praxis exam. These lessons help you study the following exam topics:
- Foundations and principles of the U.S. Constitution
- The U.S. executive, legislative and judicial branches
- Bureaucracy in America
- State and local governmentss
- Acts and movements related to civil rights and liberties
- Important Supreme Court cases and decisions
- Presidential elections and the U.S. political parties
- Types of political participation
- International relations and political systems
About the Exam
The Praxis Government/Political Science exam is designed to assess a potential entry-level teacher's readiness to teach government and political science at the high school level. The computer-delivered exam has 120 selected-response questions that span five main categories, including the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. government, civil rights, U.S. politics and international relations. Test takers have two hours to complete the exam.
Praxis Government/Political Science Preparation & Registration
You can study the entire course for a complete refresher on American government and political concepts or just focus on particular topics you need to spend more time studying. Our instructors deliver the information you need to know by breaking down key definitions, concepts, historical figures and documents. Applying a straightforward and engaging instructional style, these lessons help you study quickly and efficiently. To practice answering the types of questions you may find on the exam, you're encouraged to take our interactive self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams.
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