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- Discuss the Intolerable Acts, the First Continental Congress and the Boston Tea Party.
- Explain the origins and types of interest groups in America.
- Detail the differences between public and private interest groups.
- Discuss the purpose of interest groups and describe how they are maintained.
- Examine the strategies of interest groups as well as their influence on American government and politics.
- Define pluralist theories and learn about their 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. What is the American Legislative Exchange Council?
In this lesson we will learn about the American Legislative Exchange Council, including what it is, its members, why it was founded, the political goals of the organization, and some criticisms of the organization.
7. Interest Group Liberalism: Definition & Example
Interest groups are a big part of American politics, but is that good or bad? In this lesson, we'll check out one of the most influential theories on this phenomenon and see how interest groups may have redefined American politics.
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