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Ch 14: The US Federal Bureaucracy - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

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Prepare for teacher certification in Massachusetts with our federal bureaucracy study chapter designed to help you on the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam. Our expert instructors are available to answer your questions as you progress.

The US Federal Bureaucracy - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy - Chapter Summary

Learn about the leviathan with our federal bureaucracy study chapter. There are lessons about the role and structure of the bureaucracy and bureaucratic accountability. This chapter will also aid in your review of:

  • Problems with bureaucracy
  • History and impact of the bureaucracy
  • The presidency, cabinet, and the bureaucracy

Our brief yet comprehensive video lessons can be reviewed as often as you find necessary. Read the written transcripts to boost lesson comprehension and maximize efficient review with our topic-searchable, interactive video timeline. Lesson quizzes and the practice exam can help you ensure lesson retention in advance of the real test.

The US Federal Bureaucracy - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy test is used in the state of Massachusetts to qualify teachers for their license. This chapter is relevant to Subarea II - U.S. Government and Civics, which makes up approximately 20% of the computer-based test. The questions are presented in two formats on the test: multiple-choice and open-response, and you will have four hours to complete the whole test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: The US Federal Bureaucracy - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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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.

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