Ch 47: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Interest Groups in US Politics

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Need help understanding interest groups? These entertaining video lessons, accompanied by short multiple choice assessments, will explain the function and history of interest groups in American politics.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Interest Groups in US Politics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Interest groups lobby the government in pursuit of specific policy goals. They range from major industry organizations pushing for relaxed regulations to grassroots coalitions lobbying for gun control or social reform. These videos will explain how interest groups form, the tactics they use, and the impact they have on government and society. Short quizzes at the end of each lesson will help you gauge your knowledge of the material. In these videos, you will:

  • Examine the rise of trade and labor organizations in the latter half of the nineteenth century
  • Study early social and reform movements
  • Explain government attempts to regulate interest group activity
  • Map the structure of modern interest groups
  • Consider why interest groups develop and succeed

Video Objective
Interest Groups: History, Types, Development & Maintenance Explore the motivations behind interest groups and their history.
Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics Examine the tactics used by interest groups and their effects.
Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics Define the pluralist theory of interest group activity.

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