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Ch 5: AEPA: Major Political Thinkers

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Check out how well your knowledge of key political thinkers throughout history measures up with the content in this AEPA Political Science/American Government prep chapter. Anything that sounds new or different to you will be effectively covered by the video lessons.

AEPA: Major Political Thinkers - Chapter Summary

The lasting influence of Aristotle's political philosophy will take the spotlight for a few minutes during your review of this chapter. The lessons will further prepare you for your AEPA test by discussing:

  • Machiavelli and his beliefs
  • The works and ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • How the views of Hobbes and Locke were different
  • The Communist Manifesto and Marxism

You can watch the chapter's short video lessons on a computer or a handheld device, depending on what works best for you. Taking the lessons' short practice quizzes will let you display your command of the material.

AEPA: Major Political Thinkers Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Political Science/American Government test gauges whether your level of expertise qualifies you for teaching students throughout the state of Arizona. Exam items that correspond with this chapter's material will have a multiple-choice structure. Each question's correct answer will be one of four different options. Questions on the material this chapter covers are in the exam's subarea on Political Thought, Comparative Government and International Relations, which accounts for 21% of the total content.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: AEPA: Major Political Thinkers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation

1. The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation

What is justice? Is it a concept based on the behavior of humans individually, or is it an all-encompassing concept without variation for all mankind? This lesson reviews what Socrates and friends had to say about justice in ''The Republic.''

The Impact of Aristotle's Political Philosophy

2. The Impact of Aristotle's Political Philosophy

Aristotle was one of the most influential scholars in human history, and he contributed to dozens of academic disciplines. Explore his impact on political philosophy, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes

3. Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes

With all the advances in video game graphics, bloodshed has certainly become an art form, but today we're getting back to basics with ''The Art of War''. In this lesson, you'll find a synopsis of Master Sun's work, along with some memorable quotes.

Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

4. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views

5. Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views

In this lesson, we discuss the two premier English political theorists of the 17th century: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. We'll also take a look at their impact on Western philosophy in contemporary and modern times.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works

6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment period. Learn about his important works, his main ideas, and how he influenced other philosophers, movements, and governments in this lesson.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

7. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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