Ch 17: MTTC Political Science: Federal Bureaucracy

About This Chapter

Prepare for questions on the MTTC Political Science test related to the role, structure and problems of federal bureaucracy by completing the activities of this chapter.

MTTC Political Science: Federal Bureaucracy - Chapter Summary

The activities of this chapter will help you get ready for questions on the MTTC Political Science test about the federal bureaucracy. After this chapter, you should have a better understanding of the following:

  • The characteristics, role and structure of the American bureaucracy
  • Factors that contribute to the problems of bureaucracy
  • The impact of governmental bureaucracy in the United States
  • Independent regulatory agencies
  • Bureaucratic accountability

These video lessons are taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you may have about federal bureaucracy through the Dashboard. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review, read over the lesson transcripts that present the same information in an easy to read format. Confirm your understanding of the material by completing the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: MTTC Political Science: Federal Bureaucracy
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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.

Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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