Ch 26: AEPA: Interest Groups & Lobbying

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Let us show you all of the important points you will need to review about interest groups and lobbying in preparation for the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you a powerful way of learning how to correctly answer the test questions.

AEPA: Interest Groups & Lobbying - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons contained in this chapter to assist you as you review what you learned in college about interest groups and lobbying, in preparation for the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam. The videos go over all the important topics you need to know about, including:

  • Interest groups in the United States
  • Lobbying
  • Public vs. private interest groups
  • How interest groups are developed and maintained
  • Ways in which interest groups influence American politics
  • Pluralist view of interest groups on American politics
  • Political parties and interest groups

Our knowledgeable instructors guide you through all the material you need to know for the test, presenting it clearly and concisely. There is a cumulative chapter exam you may take to determine how firm your grasp is on the material presented.

AEPA: Interest Groups & Lobbying Chapter

The AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam is a standardized test that evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all areas of political science and American government. Your score will determine if you can be licensed as a teacher in the state of Arizona. The lessons in this Interest Groups and Lobbying chapter can be found in Subarea III: United States and Arizona Government, which contributes 58% of the test questions. You can check on how well you recall the information, and also practice answering the kinds of questions on the test by taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson.

The AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam is a computer-based-test (CBT) consisting of 100 selected-response items. You will read a passage or question which is followed by several possible response alternatives. From these, you must choose the correct answer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: AEPA: Interest Groups & Lobbying
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What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

1. What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

The following lesson will discuss the history and types of interest groups that exist in the American political system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods

2. Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods

Many of us have heard about lobbyists and how they have a lot of influence on government, but do we know how they actually work? Who even hires these people? This lesson answers those questions.

Public vs. Private Interest Groups

3. Public vs. Private Interest Groups

This lesson will explain the differences between private and public interest groups. In doing so, it will highlight the goals of each as well as the concepts of big business and lobbying.

Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

4. Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

The following lesson will discuss how interest groups are developed and maintained. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

5. Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

The following lesson will describe the strategies used by interest groups to influence American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

6. Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

The following lesson covers the political theories that attempt to assess the perceived benefits of interest groups in American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

7. The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between political parties and interest groups. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

8. Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

Interest groups achieve their goals through a number of different ways. One strategy uses litigation in order to influence policy. This lesson explains the use of litigation by interest groups.

The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples

9. The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples

The iron triangle is a unique relationship between bureaucracy, congressmen, and lobbyists that results in the mutual benefit of all three of them. We examine how an iron triangle works and then consider some problems that might arise from an iron triangle.

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