What is the concept outline?
Beginning with the 2018 exam, the College Board has published an outline of the content students are expected to know. This is the only information that will explicitly appear on the AP exam, although some questions will ask students to apply their knowledge of this information to new situations. Understanding the content in this outline will greatly aid the chance of scoring well on the exam.
Listed below are the essential questions for each unit. By clicking on the unit name, you will find a complete outline of each unit's content outline.
Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy
Unit 2: Interactions among Branches of Governments
Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
Unit 5: Political Participation