We the People / Edition 8

We the People / Edition 8

by Thomas Patterson, Thomas E. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073378968

ISBN-13: 9780073378961

Pub. Date: 12/05/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

We The People is a concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual

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We The People is a concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of major concepts and issues, it encourages them to think about the implications for society and themselves. We the People delves deeper into the basics than most brief books, and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a brief reading selection, making the book serve as text and reader in one concise format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073378961
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
12/05/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union

Chapter 2: Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government

Chapter 3: Federalism: Forging a Nation

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights

Chapter 5: qual Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness

Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice

Chapter 7: Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will

Chapter 8: Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice

Chapter 9: Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence

Chapter 10: The News media: Communicating Political Images

Chapter 11: Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests

Chapter 12: The Presidency: Leading the Nation

Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy; Administering the Government

Chapter 14: The Judiciary: Applying the Law

Chapter 15: Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity

Chapter 16: Welfare and Education Policy; Providing for Personal Security and Need

Chapter 17: Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way

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