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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an interest groups and American democracy unit of a standard American government course. Topics covered include:
- The Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress
- History and types of American interest groups
- Development of interest groups and methods of maintenance
- Interest groups' strategies and influences on American politics
- Pluralist theories of interest groups' role in American politics
1. The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress
Three years of calm followed the Boston Massacre and the repeal of most Townshend duties. But no sooner had Parliament passed a new tax on tea than the colonies were in an uproar again about taxation without representation. What followed were the Boston Tea Party and the fateful last steps leading to war.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Anarchist: Definition & Movement
Anarchism is a political philosophy that rejects governance by an organized state. Anarchist protests are often violent, leading to a misunderstanding of the philosophy. This lesson will discuss the basic premises of anarchism and a brief history of the movement.
7. National Endowment for the Arts: History & Controversy
Brought into existence by President Johnson as a way of honoring the late President Kennedy's reverence for art of all kinds, the National Endowment for the Arts has given away almost a billion dollars per decade in its fifty-year existence, although not without controversy.
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- Different Forms of Government
- Constitutional Democracy: Help and Review
- Federalism in the United States: Help and Review
- American Political Culture, Opinion, and Behavior: Help and Review
- Civil Liberties: Help and Review
- Civil Rights: Help and Review
- Comparative Law
- Political Parties in the United States Government: Help and Review
- The Media and American Democracy: Help and Review
- The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States: Help and Review
- The Presidency: Election, Powers, and Practice: Help and Review
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