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America at Odds: The Essentials : An Introduction to American Government,9780534560164

America at Odds: The Essentials : An Introduction to American Government

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9780534560164

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0534560164
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Pub. Date:
1/25/1999
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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 ONE The Foundations of Our American System 1(86)
Chapter 1 America Enters the Twenty-First Century
1(28)
AMERICA AT ODDS Immigration: Is It Time to Close Our Doors?
2(27)
Chapter 2 The Constitution
29(32)
AMERICA AT ODDS Cyberspace: Can the Constitution Withstand Its Challenges?
30(31)
Chapter 3 Federalism
61(26)
AMERICA AT ODDS Should the States Take Orders from the National Government?
62(25)
PART TWO Our Liberties and Rights 87(62)
Chapter 4 Civil Liberties
87(30)
AMERICA AT ODDS Do We Have the Right to Die?
88(29)
Chapter 5 Civil Rights
117(32)
AMERICA AT ODDS Affirmative Action: Has It Run Its Course?
118(31)
PART THREE The Politics of Democracy 149(188)
Chapter 6 Political Culture and Ideology
149(24)
AMERICA AT ODDS English Only: Worthy of Legislation?
150(23)
Chapter 7 Interest Groups
173(28)
AMERICA AT ODDS Gun Control: Do We Need an Armed Citizenry?
174(27)
Chapter 8 Political Parties
201(28)
AMERICA AT ODDS The Rise of the Independent Voter: Is the Party Over?
202(27)
Chapter 9 Public Opinion and Voting
229(28)
AMERICA AT ODDS Voter Apathy: Is This the End of Our Democracy?
230(27)
Chapter 10 Campaigns and Elections
257(30)
AMERICA AT ODDS Negative Advertising: To Trash or Not to Trash?
258(29)
Chapter 11 Politics and the Media
287(24)
AMERICA AT ODDS Free TV Time for Politicians: Will Anybody Watch?
288(23)
Chapter 12 Politics in Cyberspace
311(26)
AMERICA AT ODDS News on the Net: Who Should Be Accountable?
312(25)
PART FOUR Institutions 337(104)
Chapter 13 Congress
337(28)
AMERICA AT ODDS Term Limits: Forcing Members of Congress to Go Back Home
338(27)
Chapter 14 The Presidency
365(26)
AMERICA AT ODDS Should a Sitting President Be Immune from Civil Lawsuits?
366(25)
Chapter 15 The Bureaucracy
391(24)
AMERICA AT ODDS Is Government Bureaucracy Running Amuck?
392(23)
Chapter 16 The Judiciary
415(26)
AMERICA AT ODDS Protecting the Accused: Has the Supreme Court Gone Too Far?
416(25)
PART FIVE Public Policy 441(50)
Chapter 17 Policy Domestic Policy
441(26)
AMERICA AT ODDS Welfare Reform: Are We Abandoning Our Underclass?
442(25)
Chapter 18 Foreign Policy
467(24)
AMERICA AT ODDS Should the United States Be the World's Police Officer?
468(23)
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States 491(10)
Appendix B The Declaration of Independence 501(2)
Appendix C Twentieth-Century Supreme Court Justices 503(4)
Appendix D Twentieth-Century Party Control of Congress 507(1)
Appendix E Information on U.S. Presidents 508(3)
Appendix F Federalist Papers No. 10 and No.51 511(6)
Appendix G Spanish Equivalents for Important Political Terms 517(6)
Glossary 523(10)
Index 533


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