Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 Edition / Edition 10

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Updated in a new 10th edition, Essentials of American Government provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama’s first two years in office and the 111th Congress, the 2010 congressional elections, continued concerns related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and domestic concerns related to health care reform and the economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205825769
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 506,244
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT

1. The Political Landscape

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

6. Congress

7. The Presidency

8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

9. The Judiciary

III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR.

10. Public Opinion and the News Media

11. Political Parties and Interest Groups

12. Elections, Campaigns, and Voting

IV. PUBLIC POLICY

13. Social and Economic Policy

14. Foreign and Defense Policy

Appendices

The Declaration of Independence

Federalist No. 10

Federalist No. 51

Federalist No. 78

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2010

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