America at Odds: The Essentials: An Introduction to American Government by Beth Henschen, Edward Sidlow
AMERICA AT ODDS: ESSENTIALS takes the same irreverent and issues-oriented approach as the longer text of the same name, but in a briefer format. It addresses all of the major topics of an American government course, such as elections, Congress, and public policy. It looks at government and politics in this country as a series of conflicts that have led to compromises. Each chapter includes a discussion of a significant political issue and presents both sides of that issue, exploring how Americans truly are "at odds" with each other politically. And, wired for today’s student, AMERICA AT ODDS: ESSENTIALS incorporates the Internet and other multimedia extensively into the text and ancillary package.
1. American Enters the 21st Century. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. 6. Political Culture and Ideology. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Public Opinion and Voting. 10. Campaigns and Elections. 11. Politics and the Media. 12. Politics in Cyberspace. 13. Congress. 14. The Presidency. 15. The Bureaucracy. 16. The Judiciary.