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MTEL History: Interest Groups & American Democracy - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons offer assistance in reviewing information regarding interest groups and their influence on politics as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Refreshing your knowledge can help you correctly answer these types of questions on the exam:
- Identifying interest groups in the U.S. and listing their characteristics
- Analyzing reasons why interest groups exist
- Naming methods interest groups use to influence political actions
- Exploring the pluralist view of interest groups
These lessons and quizzes, taught by professionals in the field, offer information on what interest groups do and why they operate. The review provided here may help you on the MTEL History exam.
Objectives of the MTEL History: Interest Groups & American Democracy Chapter
In Massachusetts, passing the MTEL History exam is required of everyone seeking certification to teach history. The exam's subarea on geography, government and economics contains questions on the topics covered in this Interest Groups & American Democracy chapter. The questions in this subarea account for 25% of the test's total score.
This exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items, and the exam is administered on computer. Because our quiz questions are in the same multiple-choice format as related questions on the exam, you can get experience answering these types of questions through our lessons. The quizzes also provide the opportunity to determine in what areas you might require extra study before taking the exam.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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