9780534621001

America at Odds The Essentials (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534621001

  • ISBN10:

    0534621007

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/30/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach and topical organization, AMERICA AT ODDS explores the current conflicts that truly define America as a nation while involving students in discussion and debate. The engaging content and pedagogical features throughout AMERICA AT ODDS support two main goals of the text: to make students genuinely passionate about learning the ins and outs of American politics and government, and to encourage them to think about the ways their lives are affected by decisions made in the political arena. In every chapter of the text, the foundations and systems of political history, behavior, institutions, and policy are presented within the framework of issues oriented debate, making AMERICA AT ODDS truly unique as an approach to teaching the Introduction to American Government course.

Table of Contents

PART I The Foundations of Our American System
America in the Twenty-First Century
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Public Opinion and Voting
Campaigns and Elections
Politics and the Media
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary

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