Ch 31: Political Parties, Interest Groups, Bureaucracy & Media

About This Chapter

Included in this chapter are video lessons that will cover topics related to political parties, interest groups, bureaucracy and media in the U.S. Learn about the relationships and interactions between these groups in American politics.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, Bureaucracy & Media - Chapter Summary

In order to understand politics in the United States, one must first understand the characteristics and roles of American political parties, interest groups, bureaucracy and media, and the ways in which each of them interrelates with the others. The video lessons found in this chapter will serve as great study guides for various aspects of American politics and its effects on the country's political landscape.

Each of these lessons will teach you about the definitions of political parties, interest groups and the media, the laws that govern them and their role in the American political process. Our convenient online format is accessible via computer or mobile device. Some of the specific topics you will learn about are:

  • Interests groups and political parties
  • The role, structure and characteristics of bureaucracy
  • Rules that govern the media

The video tags included in each of the lessons will allow you to jump to specific points in the video that correspond to that topic's main points. You'll find complete transcripts of each video that you can print out and study on your own time. You can also answer the questions found in the chapter's practice quizzes and final exam to ensure that you have understood the main points of this subject.

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