Magruder's American Government, 2000 / Edition 10

Magruder's American Government, 2000 / Edition 10

by William A. McClenaghan
     
 

ISBN-10: 013050016X

ISBN-13: 9780130500168

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall School Division

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130500168
Publisher:
Prentice Hall School Division
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
72.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Foundations of American Government 1(95)
Principles of Government
2(22)
Government and the State
3(7)
Forms of Government
10(5)
Basic Concepts of Democracy
15(9)
Chapter in Brief
21(1)
Chapter Review
22(2)
Origins of American Government
24(30)
Our Political Beginnings
25(5)
The Coming of Independence
30(6)
The Critical Period
36(4)
Creating and Constitution
40(6)
Ratifying the Constitution
46(8)
Chapter in Brief
51(1)
Chapter Review
52(2)
The Constitution
54(18)
The Six Basic Principles
55(5)
Formally Amending the Constitution
60(5)
Informal Amendment
65(7)
Chapter in Brief
69(1)
Chapter Review
70(2)
Federalism
72(24)
Federalism and the Division of Power
73(7)
The National Government and the 50 States
80(8)
Interstate Relations
88(8)
Chapter in Brief
93(1)
Chapter Review
94(2)
UNIT 2 Political Behavior: Government By the People 96(136)
Political Parties
98(30)
Parties and What They Do
99(3)
The Two-Party System
102(7)
The Two-Party System in American History
109(5)
The Minor Parties
114(4)
The Organization of Political Parties
118(10)
Chapter in Brief
125(1)
Chapter Review
126(2)
Voters and Voter Behavior
128(28)
The Constitution and the Right to Vote
129(3)
Voter Qualifications Among the States
132(6)
Suffrage and Civil Rights
138(3)
Nonvoting
141(3)
Voter Behavior
144(12)
Chapter in Brief
153(1)
Chapter Review
154(2)
The Electoral Process
156(28)
The Nominating Process
157(9)
Elections
166(7)
Money and the Election Process
173(11)
Chapter in Brief
181(1)
Chapter Review
182(2)
Mass Media and Public Opinion
184(26)
The Formation of Public Opinion
185(4)
The Measurement of Public Opinion
189(9)
The Mass Media and Politics
198(12)
Chapter in Brief
207(1)
Chapter Review
208(2)
Interest Groups
210(22)
The Nature of Interest Groups
211(4)
Types of Interest Groups
215(7)
Interest Groups at Work
222(10)
Chapter in Brief
229(1)
Chapter Review
230(2)
UNIT 3 The Legislative Branch 232(80)
Congress
234(24)
The National Legislature
235(3)
The House of Representatives
238(7)
The Senate
245(4)
The Members of Congress
249(9)
Chapter in Brief
255(1)
Chapter Review
256(2)
Powers of Congress
258(24)
The Scope of Congressional Powers
259(2)
The Expressed Powers
261(10)
The Implied Powers
271(4)
The Nonlegislative Powers
275(7)
Chapter in Brief
279(1)
Chapter Review
280(2)
Congress in Action
282(30)
Congress Organizes
283(7)
Committees in Congress
290(6)
How a Bill Becomes a Law: The House
296(7)
The Bill in the Senate and the Final Stages
303(9)
Chapter in Brief
309(1)
Chapter Review
310(2)
UNIT 4 The Executive Branch 312(146)
The Presidency
314(38)
The President's Job Description
315(8)
Presidential Succession and the Vice Presidency
323(4)
Presidential Selection: The Framers' Plan
327(3)
Nominating Presidential Candidates Today
330(5)
At the National Convention
335(5)
The Election
340(12)
Chapter in Brief
349(1)
Chapter Review
350(2)
The Presidency in Action
352(28)
The Changing View of Presidential Power
353(3)
The President's Executive Powers
356(5)
The Diplomatic and Military Powers
361(5)
The Legislative and Judicial Powers
366(4)
The Executive Office of the President and the Cabinet
370(10)
Chapter in Brief
377(1)
Chapter Review
378(2)
Government at Work: The Bureaucracy
380(24)
The Federal Bureaucracy
381(4)
The Executive Departments and the Independent Agencies
385(10)
The Civil Service
395(9)
Chapter in Brief
401(1)
Chapter Review
402(2)
Financing Government
404(20)
Where the Money Comes From: Taxes
405(7)
Nontax Revenues and Borrowing
412(4)
Spending and the Budget
416(8)
Chapter in Brief
421(1)
Chapter Review
422(2)
Foreign Policy and National Defense
424(34)
Foreign and Defense Policy: An Overview
425(3)
The Departments of State and Defense
428(7)
Other Foreign/Defense Policy Agencies
435(5)
American Foreign Policy: Past and Present
440(7)
Foreign Aid, Defense, Alliances, and United Nations
447(11)
Chapter in Brief
455(1)
Chapter Review
456(2)
UNIT 5 The Judicial Branch 458(114)
The Federal Court System
460(24)
The National Judiciary
461(7)
The Inferior Courts
468(3)
The Supreme Court
471(6)
The Special Courts
477(7)
Chapter in Brief
481(1)
Chapter Review
482(2)
Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms
484(32)
The Unalienable Rights
485(5)
Freedom of Religion
490(9)
Freedom of Speech and Press
499(7)
Freedom of Expression and National Security
506(2)
Freedom of Assembly and Petition
508(8)
Chapter in Brief
513(1)
Chapter Review
514(2)
Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Freedoms
516(28)
Due Process of Law
517(4)
Freedom and Security of the Person
521(7)
Rights of the Accused
528(8)
Rights of the Accused: Punishment
536(8)
Chapter in Brief
541(1)
Chapter Review
542(2)
Civil Rights: Equal Justice Under Law
544(28)
Diversity and Discrimination in American Society
545(5)
Equality Before the Law
550(6)
Federal Civil Rights Law
556(5)
American Citizenship
561(11)
Chapter in Brief
569(1)
Chapter Review
570(2)
UNIT 6 Comparative Political and Economic Systems 572(56)
Comparative Political Systems
574(30)
Great Britain
575(6)
Japan
581(5)
Mexico
586(6)
The Former Soviet Union
592(12)
Chapter in Brief
601(1)
Chapter Review
602(2)
Comparative Economic Systems
604(24)
Capitalism
605(8)
Socialism
613(5)
Communism
618(10)
Chapter in Brief
625(1)
Chapter Review
626(2)
UNIT 7 Participating in State and Local Government 628(58)
Organization of State and Local Government
630(32)
The State Legislatures
631(6)
The Governor and State Administration
637(6)
Counties, Towns, Townships, and Special Districts
643(7)
Cities and Metropolitan Areas
650(12)
Chapter in Brief
659(1)
Chapter Review
660(2)
State and Local Government in Action
662(24)
Providing Important Services
663(4)
Financing State Government
667(5)
In the Courtroom
672(4)
The Courts and Their Judges
676(10)
Chapter in Brief
683(1)
Chapter Review
684(2)
Stop the Presses 686

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