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Ch 16: AP US Government and Politics: Economic and Fiscal Policy

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons, and learn about definitions and processes related to economic and fiscal policies in American government. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Economic and Fiscal Policy - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Economic and fiscal policy involves the use of government monies to influence the nation's economy. In order to influence macroeconomic productivity, the government adjusts taxes as well as its rate of spending. After viewing these Economic and Fiscal Policy video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Explain fiscal policy
  • Describe regulatory policy processes
  • Discuss monetary policy

Video Objective
Regulatory Policy: Definition, Processes and Examples Explain the justifications and political conflict related to these policies.
The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time Discover how the business cycle affects economic expansion.
What is Fiscal Policy? Learn about the effectiveness of fiscal policy, and discuss how the U.S. government uses it.
Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve System Learn about the role of the Federal Reserve, and discover how the government utilizes monetary policy.
How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy Explain how the government utilizes fiscal and monetary policies to protect the economy.
How the Government Promotes Economic Interests Explore ways in which the government utilizes economic and fiscal policies to promote the interests of agricultural and business industries.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP US Government and Politics: Economic and Fiscal Policy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Regulatory Policy: Definition, Processes & Examples

1. Regulatory Policy: Definition, Processes & Examples

The following lesson covers how the U.S. government uses its regulatory policy to oversee business activities. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time

2. The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time

Learn the economic terms that describe economic performance over time and how indicators such as unemployment and inflation behave throughout these economic fluctuations.

What is Fiscal Policy?

3. What is Fiscal Policy?

The following lesson will cover how the U.S. government uses fiscal policy to affect the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System

4. Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System

This lesson covers the Federal Reserve System's use of monetary policy to help promote the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

5. How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

The following lesson will cover the ways in which the government protects the U.S. economy and ensures stable economic growth. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

How the Government Promotes Economic Interests

6. How the Government Promotes Economic Interests

The following lesson will cover how the government promotes its economic interests through businesses, labor, and agriculture. There will be a short quiz following the lesson to check your understanding.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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