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American Government: Your Voice, Your Future / Edition 2
     

American Government: Your Voice, Your Future / Edition 2

by Matthew Kerbel
 

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ISBN-10: 0759392811

ISBN-13: 9780759392816

Pub. Date: 02/05/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book was written with the instructor's pedagogical needs and the students learning needs in mind. It presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject, emphasizes critical learning skills, and connects theory to practice, while talking to (rather than past) the student in a conversational manner using modular text and interactive features that address how

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This book was written with the instructor's pedagogical needs and the students learning needs in mind. It presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject, emphasizes critical learning skills, and connects theory to practice, while talking to (rather than past) the student in a conversational manner using modular text and interactive features that address how students learn. It offers a comprehensive teaching and learning experience at an affordable price that will facilitate the teaching process while permitting instructors the flexibility to customize the book to how they teach the course. In five parts encompassing sixteen chapters, American Government: Your Voice, Your Future maps out a route designed to take you from understanding your place in the political system to how people connect with government, how the political system works and what it does, and finally-to come full circle-how responsive it is to your demands and desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759392816
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Why Should We Care about American Democracy? 1. Should We Care about Politics? 2. The Constitution and Federalism: Setting the Ground Rules for Politics Part 2 Citizenship and Democracy 3. What Is Public Opinion, and What Does It Have to Do with Me? 4. Who Are We, and What Do We Do? Part 3 Connections between Citizens and Government 5. Mass Media: Influencing What We Think About 6. Political Parties: Connecting Us to the Electoral Process 7. Campaigns and Elections: Vehicles for Democratic Expression 8. Interest Groups: Accessing Government through Common Membership Part 4 Institutions of Democracy 9. Congress 10. The Presidency 11. The Federal Bureaucracy 12. The Judiciary Part 5 What Government Does and How Well It Works 13. Establishing Civil Rights 14. Protecting Civil Liberties 15. Domestic Policy and Policy Making 16. Foreign and Defense Policies Appendixes A. Declaration of Independence B. Constitution of the United States C. Federalist No. 10 D. Federalist No. 51 E. Anti-Federalists and the Constitution F. Race and the U.S. Constitution G. The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States H. Presidential Election Results, 1789-2004 I. Party Control of the Senate and House of Representatives, 1901-2007 J. Twentieth-Century Justices of the Supreme Court

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