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Ch 10: The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States: Tutoring Solution

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The Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S. chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about federal bureaucracy. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the bureaucratic functions and structures covered in a typical introductory political science course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other political science work.
  • Identify the federal bureaucracy concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding the history of bureaucracy in the U.S., the impact of elections on bureaucracy, bureaucratic accountability or any other federal bureaucracy topic
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Learning objectives:

  • Define bureaucracy and examine its role and structure.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to issues in bureaucracy.
  • Explore the origins of American bureaucracy.
  • Study the relationships between the President, his Cabinet and independent agencies.
  • Examine the relations between the bureaucracy and Congress.
  • Evaluate the effects of elections on public perception and bureaucracy.
  • Define bureaucratic accountability, and look at the institutions that hold bureaucracies accountable.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States: Tutoring Solution
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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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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