Infographics

Jul 30, 2018

Urban vs. Rural in the United States Infographic

Over time, the U.S. has transformed from a primarily rural society to a primarily urban society. SGAP looks at key dates in American urbanization.

Jul 17, 2018

Modernization of American Society Throughout History Infographic

The modernization of American society throughout history includes electricity, personal computers, internet access and automobiles.

Jun 04, 2018

Mapping the Regions of the U.S. Infographic

Every country has its own physical geography.The United States comprises 6 regions: the Pacific West, Mountain West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast.

Apr 11, 2018

The Cold War and Nuclear Weapons Infographic

After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) competed for global influence. The near-constant hostility and fear between the two sides led to a period known as the Cold War that did not end until 1991.

Mar 22, 2018

The Value of the Dollar Infographic

It comes as no surprise that a dollar today is worth much less than it was in the past. Inflation marks a decrease in the dollar’s purchasing power. As prices for goods and services increase, each dollar can buy less than it could before. The American dollar has lost a lot of purchasing power in the last 100 years.

Mar 22, 2018

Divided Politics in America Infographic

Jan 25, 2018

2017 Student Voting Results Infographic

Here are the voting results from SGAP students across the nation for issues SGAP looked at in 2017.

Jan 17, 2018

Volunteerism in the United States Infographic

A look at volunteerism in the USA.

Dec 27, 2017

How Americans Access Healthcare Infographic

How do people get health care in US? Group plan? Medicare? ACA Marketplace? CHIP? SGAP reviews health insurance options for Americans in this infographic!

Dec 19, 2017

Soldiers from Sea to Shining Sea: U.S. Military Population Infographic

Which states have the most and least Active Duty military? What percent of military members are under age 25? SGAP salutes  the U.S. military population in this infographic!

Dec 13, 2017

Tried & True: Evolution of Military History Infographic

Evolution of the U.S. military, which has a long history in the United States.

Nov 30, 2017

U.S. Southwest Border Enforcement Infographic

Checkpoints and Challenges: U.S. Border Enforcement

Oct 18, 2017

Freedom Around the World Infographic

Freedom Around the World: How does the U.S. compare to nations around the world when it comes to freedom?

Sep 20, 2017

Top Brass: Leadership & Organization of the U.S. Armed Forces

Top Brass: Leadership & Organization of the U.S. Armed Forces

Sep 20, 2017

The Common Defense: Branches of the Military Infographic

The Common Defense: Branches of the U.S. Military

Jul 21, 2017

Immigration Nation: The History of Immigration Infographic

America has a rich tradition of immigration. This chart represents immigrants as a percentage of the U.S. population through history.  Let’s take a look at the trends, major influxes, and pivotal decisions that helped shape our country’s demographics.

Jul 21, 2017

Immigration Nation: The Face of Immigration Infographic

What’s the difference between a U.S. citizen and a legal permanent resident? Asylee or refugee? SGAP looks at the face of immigration in the United States in this infographic.

Jul 12, 2017

Who Has the Power to Declare War? Infographic

Who has the power to declare war -- the president or Congress? SGAP answers in this infographic.

Jul 07, 2017

Immigration Nation: Are You Smarter than a New U.S. Citizen?

What is the U.S. Citizenship Test? The U.S. Citizenship Test is one of the final steps for Green Card holders to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Composed of two main sections, the English test and the Civics test, perhaps the most well-known part of the naturalization process. 

Jul 07, 2017

Preamble & Articles of the U.S. Constitution Infographic

“We the People of the U.S., in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the U.S. of America.”

Jun 28, 2017

3 Branches of Government Flipagram Video

The U.S. Constitution's first three articles divide the federal government into three branches -- legislative (Congress), executive (President) and judicial (court system). This separation of powers ensures no one branch has too much power.

Jun 28, 2017

United States Political Parties Infographic

In this infographic, SGAP looks at how political parties have evolved in the United States through history.

Jun 06, 2017

The 2017 Presidential Cabinet 'Who's Who' Infographic

The President's Cabinet consists of the vice president and the secretaries of 15 departments. (current as of Dec. 2017)

Jan 24, 2017

Powers of President Infographic

What is the role of the U.S. President? What does he or she do? How does the Executive Branch relate to the other branches of government -- the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch?

Jan 09, 2017

The President's First 100 Days infographic

Coined in 1933, the President’s first 100 days in office has been used to outline the initial three months of a Presidential term. During this time, a President’s success is measured and evaluated and sets the tone for the presidency.

Jan 06, 2017

How Media Impacts Government & Politics Infographic

How do news and the media affect government and politics? SGAP drills down in this infographic.

Dec 28, 2016

The Presidential Inauguration Infographic

SGAP recaps the 9 events that typically take place at the presidential inauguration in this infographic.

Dec 20, 2016

Qualifications to Run for House and Senate Infographic

Do you qualify to run for House or Senate? See what Constitution says about qualifications in this SGAP infographic.

Dec 15, 2016

Evolution of Voting Rights Timeline Infographic

ONE OF OUR MOST FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AS AMERICAN CITIZENS IS THE VOTE, BUT FOR MUCH OF OUR HISTORY, MANY INDIVIDUALS WERE DENIED THIS RIGHT.

Dec 06, 2016

How a President Says No: Veto!

All about the presidential VETO! SGAP sums up the 2 forms of veto power of the POTUS.

Dec 05, 2016

Being the Best Citizen

Dec 05, 2016

Voracious for Veto! Presidential Veto Infographic

Not afraid to wield their constitutional right, these five presidents used the veto the most!

Sep 23, 2016

Civil Rights & Liberties in Constitutional Amendments Video

Which civil rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution? SGAP summarizes the Amendments in this video!

Sep 13, 2016

Rules of Trade Agreements Infographic

What are the major differences between NAFTA and TPP? SGAP reviews the rules of U.S. trade agreements.The United States currently has free trade agreements in effect with 20 countries.

Aug 30, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Lobbyist Groups - Infographic

Who are the top 5 special interest groups in 2015? SGAP explores 10 things you didn’t know about lobbyist groups!

Jul 19, 2016

“America’s Got Candidates” Comic Strip (Infographic)

What happens when a party’s national convention is contested? SGAP explains in this graphic.

Jul 18, 2016

History Between U.S. & Cuba Timeline - Infographic

SGAP recaps the history between US & Cuba, from 1959 to today, in this timeline.

Jul 14, 2016

A Day in the Life of D.C. Lawmakers - Infographic

Members of Congress work an average of 70 hours a week when in session. But what exactly do they do? SGAP breaks it down in this infographic!

Jul 07, 2016

What Is Free Trade? Infographic

SGAP explains free trade and how U.S. trade policies affect American consumers and other countries.

Jun 16, 2016

Ebb & Cash Flow: How Wall Street Works - Infographic

Wall Street is the name for the financial and investment community, which includes stock exchanges, large banks and big businesses. In this infographic, SGAP takes a look at the elements and activities that make up Wall Street.

Jun 14, 2016

History & Debate Over Minimum Wage Infographic

The wage rate can only be changed by Congress. To date it has been raised 22 times by 12 presidents.

May 27, 2016

Proof of Voter Eligibility - To ID or Not to ID? Infographic

Should voters need to prove who they are at the polls? SGAP investigates voter ID laws in this infographic. (as of mid-2016)

May 25, 2016

Road to Party Nomination - Infographic

In this infographic, SGAP drills down on the party nomination process and compares open/closed primaries vs. caucuses.

May 16, 2016

Booms, Busts & Big Bucks - Infographic

SGAP takes a look at Wall Street and federal government regulations.

Apr 20, 2016

U.S. Citizenship - Infographic

Responsible citizenship involves active participation, and it starts with you. Check out SGAP’s new infographic on the rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens, whether naturalized or natural born.

Mar 14, 2016

Presidential Authority - Infographic

WHAT DOES A PRESIDENT DO? Compared to other parts of the Constitution, the sections outlining the powers and limits of the presidency are surprisingly vague. Although checks and balances have been built into our federal government through the legislative, judicial and executive branches to prevent power grabs, this is one of the main reasons there is so much debate over what authority our leader does or does not have.

Feb 16, 2016

Role of Federal Government in Education – Infographic

In the United States, education is primarily funded and maintained at the state and local level. However, the federal government has an important role in education in a multitude of ways - from setting curriculum guidelines to enforcing desegregation.

Feb 02, 2016

14th Amendment, Then and Now - Infographic

Passed by Congress in 1866, the 14th Amendment asserted that no person could be deprived of life, liberty or property without “due process of law.” Here’s a breakdown of the amendment, then and now.

Jan 19, 2016

Campaign Finance Infographic

Does cash flow matter more than the cause? SGAP takes a look at campaign finance in this infographic.

Jan 07, 2016

The Electoral College - It's Not a Popularity Contest Infographic

Established by the founding fathers in the Constitution, the U.S. Electoral College is the voting system used to elect the president. Back in 1787, the founders were concerned that the average citizen wasn't knowledgeable enough to select the country's leader. There was also the problem of communication and transportation - it would take a massive amount of coordination to ensure that every single vote was counted in an era of horse-and-buggy travel. So, they compromised with the Electoral College.