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Ch 13: The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States: Help and Review

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The federal bureaucracy in the United States chapter of this American Government Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the federal bureaucracy in the United States. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of federal bureaucracy in the United States.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding types of federal bureaucracy in the United States
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the federal bureaucracy in the United States chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a federal bureaucracy in the United States unit of a standard American government course. Topics covered include:

  • The role, structure and characteristics of bureaucracy
  • Contributing factors to the problems of bureaucracy
  • The history and impact of governmental bureaucracy in the U.S.
  • Bureaucracy and the American presidency
  • Bureaucracy and Congress
  • How elections and public perception affect bureaucracy
  • Bureaucratic accountability

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

CIA: Definition, Facts & History

8. CIA: Definition, Facts & History

This lesson will discuss the history of the CIA, and what the official functions of the agency are. It will also discuss a few famous CIA operations, and the controversies over CIA actions. Finally, the lesson will review how the agency has evolved, and its current state.

The Food and Drug Administration: Definition, History & Purpose

9. The Food and Drug Administration: Definition, History & Purpose

Learn about what the Food and Drug Administration does to manage the research and development of food and drug products in the U.S. Study the history and purpose of this consumer protection agency to discover its positive impact on American citizens.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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