American Government / Edition 12

American Government / Edition 12

by Walter E. Volkomer
     
 

Features:

How politics affect our daily lives:

  • ABC News DVD for Students and Instructors offers over eight hours of quality news programs related to topics in the text, showing students the importance of politics in our daily live by examining events such as in the hurricane Katrina.

  • Make it Real 2.0 contains dynamic

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Features:

How politics affect our daily lives:

  • ABC News DVD for Students and Instructors offers over eight hours of quality news programs related to topics in the text, showing students the importance of politics in our daily live by examining events such as in the hurricane Katrina.

  • Make it Real 2.0 contains dynamic simulations developed by Prentice Hall exclusively for American Government.  Make it Real also contains activities on civic participation, interactive timelines and maps, quizzes, primary source documents, Census data, and exercises in visual literacy. Students will use information such as real election results, real demographics, maps and voting score cards. Self-study quizzes are available for the student to take to make sure they understand the concepts used in completing the simulations and other activities. URL: www.prenhall.com/makeitreal2

  • A comprehensive website, featuring a plethora of interactive study aids and additional links pertinent to the subject matter, works in tandem with the text, bringing material to life for students: www.prenhall.com/volkomer.

Current and up-to-date coverage:

  • NEW- census information about population changes in the U.S.

  • NEW- updated coverage of George W. Bush's presidency.

  • NEW- coverage of the 110th Congress controlled by the Democrats.

  • NEW- updated coverage of Supreme Court rulings on civil liberties and civil rights

  • 2006 election information gives your students complete coverage of the 2006 election. It provides information and analysis on the context of the election campaign, and datashowing the election results.

  • 2004 National election coverage including the presidential nomination and election campaigns, congressional election results, and voting behavior of the American public.  

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New to this Edition:

  • NEW- Discussion of new media and blogs and their impact on and importance in American politics.
  • NEW- Information about party identification by Americans and updated data on Political Actions Committees.
  • NEW- Updated on changes to the presidential nomination system and changes that will affect the 2008 primaries.
  • NEW- Updated information on the Federal Reserve Board policies.
  • NEW- Updated coverage of the ware on terrorism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132364553
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT.

 1. Politics, Democracy, and the American People.

 2. From Colonialism to Constitutionalism.

 3. The Federal System.

II. POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

 4. Public Opinion and the Mass Media.

 5. Political Parties and Interest Groups.

 6. Nominations and Elections.

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

 7. Congress.

 8. The Chief Executive.

 9. The Federal Bureaucracy.

10. The Judiciary.

IV. THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL.

11. Civil Liberties.

12. Civil Rights.

V. PUBLIC POLICY.

13. Public Policy—What Government Does.

14. Foreign Policy.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence.

Appendix B: The Articles of Confederation.

Appendix C: The Antifederalists.

Appendix D: The Federalist.

Appendix E: The Constitution of the United States of America.

Appendix F: Amendments to the Constitution.

Appendix G: Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States.

Appendix H: The 2002 Presidential Election.

Glossary.

Index.

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