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OFFICIAL AP US Government Free Response Answers

apfreakapfreak Posts: 1,098Registered User Senior Member
edited May 2006 in AP Tests Preparation
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  • QuesceQuesce Posts: 770Registered User Member
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  • apfreakapfreak Posts: 1,098Registered User Senior Member
    Okay, now here are the two links for the comparative free response and the US Government. Post your answers guys! Compile our minds!
  • apfreakapfreak Posts: 1,098Registered User Senior Member
    1. I put that an illiberal democracy is a democracy with the same system of government in liberal democracies like elections and voting but without the liberties that Americans, for example, may have. (Not sure if correct at all)

    2. What the heck was corporatism? (Missed that in self-study)

    3. Legitimacy. easy one. what sources did you guys put?

    4. What did you put for the mixed system of governmentfor russia in regards to Presidential and Parliamentary? I put something with elections and a more free media during Gorbachew although it failed horribly...and presently the russian prime minister which measn russia has a pariliament. (not too good on this one)

    5. What did you guys put for causation and correlation?


    --so far I thought the beginning was the hardest part of the free response!
  • stambliark41stambliark41 Posts: 2,527Registered User Senior Member
    wow those comparative govt FRQs seem interesting. Maybe I should've taken/learned that.
  • cornholio27516cornholio27516 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    1) illiberal democracy - modern democracy w/ fewer freedoms
    2) corporatist systems tend to favor interests of specific group and have less compromise
    3) political legitimacy - peoples acceptance of govt..
    a) charismatic - due to leader (Mussolini)
    b) ideological - due to ideology (Soviet Union and communism)
    4) Russian has both a president + prime minister. President can rule by decree..
    5) Causation - dependence of one variable on anothe.
    Correlation - relationship between variables.
    6) (a) decentralization is done to reduce corruption + appease local minority groups
    (b) create govt institutions in local districts (create new states)
    (c) federal system gives more power to local regions than decentralized unitary.

    7) (a) against - to protect local production
    for - free trade benefits more ppl
    (b) Labour party is split over issue - most likely to not pass in near future.
    (c) For - influx of foreign money.
    Anti - anti-Communist value..
    (d) limited privization allowed by foreign firms (nike as an example)
    8) (a) free elections + allowing political parties
    (b) Council of Guardians + refusal to allow women to vote
    (c) elections + reduction of power of junta
    (d) power in Northern Muslims + no unity
  • cornholio27516cornholio27516 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    do you think my answers are good enough to score at least 60%?
  • cornholio27516cornholio27516 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
  • cornholio27516cornholio27516 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
  • apfreakapfreak Posts: 1,098Registered User Senior Member
    I think you will get at least a 60%...probably a 4 pr 5 assuming great multiple choice scores.
  • apfreakapfreak Posts: 1,098Registered User Senior Member
    Come on! Anyone else?
  • vu_preuss_06vu_preuss_06 Posts: 1,179Registered User Senior Member
    I said... for US Government

    1. (a) interest groups: represent people with usually a narrow interest that really is a linkage institution for people through their lobbying.
    (b) political parties: represent people with a larger ideology and is also a linkage institution for citizens through their influence of government officials.
    (c) i. provide potential votes especially for bigger interest groups (AARP...)
    ii. interest groups can give candidates an agenda to run on
    (d) for the voting of candidates.
    i. having representation in government will let interest groups have their agenda out there, because they are basically the official's constituents now.
    ii. Forgot what I put.

    2. (a) entitlement program: uncontrollable spending program that has money apportioned for it automatically.
    (b) Social security tax? that's automatically taken from your paycheck
    (c) Revenue from people "paying in" will be surpassed by the output (I put it in better words)
    (d) "Graying of America": more people getting old, less people having children. There is only a 2:1 right now, when it originally started as something like 20:1.
    (e) More people paying in, and less people getting getting the social security money. The curves won't intersect for a longer time.

    I'll get back with my answers to 3 and 4 later.
  • 5ky5ky Posts: 132Registered User Junior Member
    1. (a) interest groups: represent people with usually a narrow interest that really is a linkage institution for people through their lobbying.
    (b) political parties: represent people with a larger ideology and is also a linkage institution for citizens through their influence of government officials.

    ^^^I don't understand your answers to part a and b for question one. You didn't really answer the question. A)The main goal of interest groups is to influence the setting of public policy. B)The main goal of political parties is to get people of their party elected to local, state, and national offices. That's it.
  • newyorkernewyorker Posts: 763User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    Yeah. And the narrow/ wide thing isn't always true. Political parties have been formed before in the past for ONE single purpose. E.g., Free Soil, Whigs.
  • vu_preuss_06vu_preuss_06 Posts: 1,179Registered User Senior Member
    Haha oops, for B, I forgot to put that about getting people elected (I did put it on the AP test). For A, yeah I went around the answer, hoping to hit the right thing. My teacher said as long as the right answer is in there, they'll give you the point, so my answer for that one was in all different places.
  • 5ky5ky Posts: 132Registered User Junior Member
    Well newyorker, it did ask about major political parties, not third parties.
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