America at Odds / Edition 6

America at Odds / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0495501085
ISBN-13:
9780495501084
Pub. Date:
01/17/2008
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
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America at Odds / Edition 6

Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, AMERICA AT ODDS, 6e, now features a groundbreaking new magazine-style format that greatly enhances its visual appeal and readability while remaining affordable and convenient. This unique text provides a memorable and effective introduction to American government by focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation. AMERICA AT ODDS combines compelling content, innovative design elements, and powerful teaching tools to help you discover and refine your opinions through active discussion and debate of essential topics in American government and politics.

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ISBN-13: 9780495501084
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/17/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Contours of American Democracy. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Public Opinion and Voting. 9. Campaigns and Elections. 10. Politics and the Media. Part IV: INSTITUTIONS. 11. Congress. 12. The Presidency. 13. The Bureaucracy. 14. The Judiciary. Part V: PUBLIC POLICY. 15. Domestic Policy. 16. Foreign Policy. Part VI: STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS. 17. State and Local Politics. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900. Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900. Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents. Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51. Appendix G: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Notes. Glossary. Index. Photo Credits.

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