Unit 4 Politics Checklist

Taken from the exam board (Edexcel) and made into something we can actually use, here's a short list of the basic concepts you need to know for the exam. My thanks go to my friend David for making this - it was a good idea and it might help you as much as it helped us. Enjoy!

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Unit 4 Politics

The Constitution

Key concepts Content explanation

separation of powers A knowledge of the nature and principles of the
US Constitution.
checks and balances An awareness of the constitutional framework
within which US institutions operate and of the
Constitutional rights relationship between the Constitution and
practical politics.

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presidential system A knowledge of the formal and informal sources
of presidential power and of the relationships
imperial presidency between the presidency and other institutions.
An awareness of the factors that affect the
Executive Office of the President (EXOP) role of the presidency and an ability to
evaluate the capacity…


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