Explain the benefits and potential problems of interest-group influence on elections and policymaking.
Explain how variation in types and resources of interest groups affects their ability to influence elections and policymaking.
Starter: What is the world's biggest company by market cap (total financial value)?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What surprised you about this list?
3.Which of the top 5 companies do you use/visit?
4.Which of the top 5 companies have you never heard of?
5.What questions do you have?
6.How many of the top 5 companies are American (hint: look at the names)?
7.Would it be more accurate to describe this chart as business globalization or business Americanization?
8.What kind of businesses are the most powerful companies (manufacturing, tech, financial, energy)?
9.What do you think is the largest company based in Virginia?
Major Interest Groups
The AP exam typically expects you to be familiar with a few of the most influential interest groups in the United States. We'll become acquainted with them here! Note: this was filled in by students last year. Feel free to edit/improve.