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Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.
From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution” to new features like the illustrated historical timelines, American Government: Continuity and Change provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. The Texas edition of this classic text features the exact same coverage as the comprehensive version but with 7 additional chapters devoted to Texas politics.
This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bush’s second administration and the 110th Congress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.
|Pt. 1||Foundations of Government|
|1||American Government: Roots and Reform||1|
|Pt. 2||Institutions of Government|
|Pt. 3||Political Behavior|
|12||Voting and Elections||393|
|13||The Campaign Process||433|
|14||The News Media||465|
|App. I The Declaration of Independence|
|App. II The Constitution of the United States of America|
|App. III Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-1992|
|App. IV The Federalist No. 10 / The Federalist No. 51|