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Ch 67: MTTC History: Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S.

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Use our short videos to refresh your knowledge of federal bureaucracy in the U.S. These lessons offer an easy method for preparing for related questions on the MTTC History exam.

MTTC History: Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter are offered in a simple and quick format to make reviewing federal bureaucracy concepts easy and fast. You'll be prepared for questions about this topic on the MTTC History exam after watching videos about:

  • Structure and characteristics of bureaucracy
  • Governmental bureaucracy problems
  • Historical development of the bureaucracy in the U.S.
  • Relationship between the bureaucracy, president and cabinet
  • How the bureaucracy influences Congress
  • Institutions that handle bureaucratic accountability

Let our instructors guide your review of the federal bureaucracy for the exam. These subject experts present critical topics in small, easily digestible chunks that make re-learning these concepts fun and flexible. You can watch videos from any location and at any time, even on the go with your mobile device.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S. Chapter

The state of Michigan requires potential history teachers to take the MTTC History exam as part of the licensing process. It is designed to gauge your knowledge of history and related concepts and your readiness to teach these topics to students. The exam is offered in a multiple-choice format, and you'll find questions about the bureaucracy in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which contains about 24% of the exam's questions. The format of the exam's questions is mirrored in our self-assessment quizzes, helping you to get familiar with the format before you take the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 67: MTTC History: Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S.
What Is the Bureaucracy? - Role, Structure & Characteristics

1. What Is the Bureaucracy? - Role, Structure & Characteristics

In this lesson, we will study the American bureaucracy. We will explore its nature and characteristics, examine its role and functions, and take a close look at its human face.

The Problems of Bureaucracy: Contributing Factors

2. The Problems of Bureaucracy: Contributing Factors

In this lesson, we will examine some of the problems of bureaucracy, including red tape, conflict, duplication, imperialism, and waste. Then, we'll take a look at a few ways in which the government has attempted to solve these problems.

The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S.

3. The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S.

In this lesson, we will examine the history of the American bureaucracy. We will trace its development from its earliest days through its growth in the 19th and 20th centuries and up to the present.

The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy

4. The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy

In this lesson, we will explore the relationships between the president and the bureaucracy. We will focus especially on the cabinet, independent regulatory agencies, and the Office of Management and Budget.

The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence

5. The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the bureaucracy and Congress. We will focus especially on congressional powers to create, enable, and review the bureaucracy, as well as on the Iron Triangle and issue networks.

Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy

6. Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy

In this lesson, we will take a close look at how the political process and public perception impact the bureaucracy. We will do so through four scenarios that show the operation of these elements at local and national levels.

Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions

7. Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions

In this lesson, we will look at some of the many ways in which the president, Congress, and the courts hold the bureaucracy accountable, or responsible, for its actions and performance.

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