What makes people vote as they do? How is democracy organised in the USA, compared with other parts of the world?
These are just two of the questions that are considered in studying Units 1 and 3A from the AQA course on American Politics.
Each topic is broken down to help students to digest the information. The booklets can therefore be offered to cover the whole topic or just part of it if students are struggling with some areas more than others.
AQA AS American Government & Politics – Unit 1
Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation covers ‘Participation in Politics’ which includes initial aspects of voting behaviour and the nature of politics. ‘Participation through the Ballot Box’ is a study of the behaviour of voters in elections, and why they vote as they do.
Electoral Systems covers ‘The Role of Elections in a Democracy’, with a simplified look at all electoral systems and where in the world they are used. ‘The Nature of Representation’ covers the use of referendums in the UK and elsewhere.
Political Parties covers ‘Membership, Finance and Organisation’, which goes into depth regarding how the major parties are run. ‘Parties and the Party System’ looks at parties on a more general scale, and how their make-up can influence, and be influenced by, the party system.
AQA AS American Government & Politics – Unit 3A
Unit 3A – Electoral Process and Direct Democracy covers ‘Presidential Elections’ which looks into the process followed to select presidential candidates and the general election itself. It also includes the process of Congressional Elections and the requirements for running for Congress.
Voting Behaviour is also covered. During the study of electoral process the behaviour of the American voter is analysed for both presidential and congressional elections.
Political Parties includes ‘Political Parties’ looking at the history of the Democrates and Republicans, their evolution and position in today’s political arena. The difficult position of American third parties is also studied.
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