9780077493455

American Democracy Now Texas Edition with Connect PLUS American Government w/ LearnSmart

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077493455

  • ISBN10:

    0077493451

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/3/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Student performance sets the stage for learning. With American Democracy Now, students will perform better in American Government. Using a groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic tool to help students identify what they know and don't know, American Democracy Nowconnects students to an individualized learning environment that builds confidence in content knowledge. Better performance leads to better student engagement and ultimately the kind of classroom where students apply critical thinking. By individually guiding students through a learning plan and giving instructors assessment tools needed to ensure student understanding of American Government, American Democracy Nowreplicates a one-on-one learning environment. With relevant interactivities for each of the concrete learning objectives, students are challenged to apply their knowledge of content by critically analyzing American Government. Learn, Engage, Apply...Perform

Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Chapter 1: American Democracy: People, Politics, and Participation

Chapter 2: The Constitution

Chapter 3: Federalism

PART II: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties

Chapter 5: Civil Rights

PART III: LINKAGES BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT

Chapter 6: Political Socialization and Public Opinion

Chapter 7: Interest Groups

Chapter 8: Political Parties

Chapter 9: Elections, Campaigns, and Voting

Chapter 10: The Media

PART IV: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

Chapter 11: Congress

Chapter 12: The Presidency

Chapter 13: The Bureaucracy

Chapter 14: The Judiciary

PART V: PUBLIC POLICY

Chapter 15: Economic Policy

Chapter 16: Domestic Policy

Chapter 17: Foreign Policy and National Security

PART VI: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Chapter 18: State and Local Government

PART VII: TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Chapter 19: Introduction to Texas Government

Chapter 20: The State Constitution

Chapter 21: Participation and Interest Groups in Texas Politics

Chapter 22: Political Parties and Elections in Texas

Chapter 23: The Texas Legislature

Chapter 24: The Office of Governor and State Agencies in Texas

Chapter 25: The Court System in Texas

Chapter 26: Public Policy in Texas

Chapter 27: Local Government in Texas

Appendixes

A: The Declaration of Independence

B. Federalist No. 10

C. Federalist No. 51

D. The Declaration of Sentiments

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