This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an analytical perspective on government, politics, and economics in the United States. It involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and Economics, and the analysis of specific case studies. Students will strengthen their skills in logic, analytical reading, critical thinking, and high-level expository writing. AP students are expected to sign up for and take the AP exam. A successful performance on the Advanced Placement Exam will enable students to obtain college credit at selected colleges and universities. This course follows the national AP United States Government/Economics framework.