Ch 12: Interest Groups in Politics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Interest Groups in Politics chapter of this Intro to Political Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master political interest groups. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of interest groups in politics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory political science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the history and kinds of interest groups in America.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about interest groups in politics.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra political science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Interest Groups in Politics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Interest Groups in Politics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What accounts for the rise of interest groups in our country?
  • What distinctions exist between public and private interest groups in the U.S.?
  • How are interest groups formed and maintained?
  • How do interest groups attempt to influence government and public policies?
  • What is the definition of pluralist theory in relationship to interest groups?

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: Interest Groups in Politics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

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.

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

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.

Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

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.

Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

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.

Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

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.

What is Political Participation? - Definition, Forms & Examples

6. What is Political Participation? - Definition, Forms & Examples

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines political participation, explore some examples, and gain insight into why political participation matters in democratic societies.

What is the NAACP? - Definition, History & Awards

7. What is the NAACP? - Definition, History & Awards

The NAACP was founding 1905 by Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois and is still in existence and going strong today. In this lesson, we will learn about the founding of the NAACP, as well as explore what values they stand for and the integral part they have played in our country's fight for civil rights.

What is the Uniform Law Commission?

8. What is the Uniform Law Commission?

The Uniform Law Commission is an organization that is tasked with ensuring uniformity of statutory laws among the states. This lesson will discuss the creation of the Uniform Law Commission, its structure, its leaders, and its purposes.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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