United States Government; Democracy in Action, Student Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Show students how they can shape the future by becoming involved in the political process

United States Government: Democracy in Action reflects the most current information on the United States government, focusing on the changes that have occurred in the last three to four years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078600531
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 898
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENTChapter 1 People & Government
Chapter 2 Origins of American Government
Chapter 3 The Constitution
Chapter 4 The Federal System

UNIT 2 THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCHChapter 5 The Organization of Congress
Chapter 6 Development of Congressional Powers
Chapter 7 Congress at Work

UNIT 3 THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 8 The Presidency
Chapter 9 Presidential Leadership
Chapter 10 The Federal Bureaucracy

UNIT 4 THE JUDICIAL BRANCHChapter 11 The Federal Court System
Chapter 12 Supreme Court Decision Making

UNIT 5 LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL
Chapter 13 Constitutional Freedoms
Chapter 14 Citizenship & Equal Justice
Chapter 15 Law in America

UNIT 6 PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNMENT
Chapter 16 Political Parties
Chapter 17 Elections & Voting
Chapter 18 Interest Groups & Public Opinion
Chapter 19 The Mass Media

UNIT 7 PUBLIC POLICIES & POLICY
Chapter 20 Taxing & Spending
Chapter 21 Social & Domestic Policy
Chapter 22 Foreign Policy & Defense

UNIT 8 STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Chapter 23 Structure & Function of State Government
Chapter 24 Structure & Function of Local Government

UNIT 9 POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
Chapter 25 Political Systems in Today's World
Chapter 26 Development of Economic Systems

Reference Handbook
Glossary
Index
Spanish Glossary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    Good information, bad writing

    This textbook is in serious need of editing. The author clearly knows his subject but fails to communicate it in an accessible and interesting way. To convey an idea like 'The head of the family was also the head of the government,' Remy says, 'The head of the primitive family was the authority that served as a government.' This kind of wordiness creates a sludge of verbage which only the most dedicated students will even attempt to negotiate. His ideas of presentations, however (multi-media) are good. The text itself is far too general and lacks subordination. Unless given specific instructions by a teacher, the students would have a very hard time knowing what the most important points in each section were--and the most likely to be on a test.

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