9780495501084

America At Odds

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495501084

  • ISBN10:

    0495501085

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/17/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

The Foundations of our American System
The Contours of American Democracy
The Constitution
Federalism
Our Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
The Politics of Democracy
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Public Opinion and Voting
Campaigns and Elections
Politics and the Media
Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
State and Local Politics
State and Local Politics
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Supreme Court Justices since 1900
Party Control of Congress since 1900
Information on U.S. Presidents
Federalist Papers No. 10 and No 51
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Notes
Glossary
Index Photo Credits
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