9780205251735

American Government

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205251735

  • ISBN10:

    0205251730

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Updated in its 14thedition, American Governmentprovides a concise overview of the American political system and its institutions using the Constitution as a backdrop and touchstone in every chapter. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, this book is specifically structured to engage today's readers through a concise, stimulating style that is free of ideological and political bias.

Table of Contents

I. THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT

 1. Politics, Democracy, and the American People

 2. From Colonialism to Constitutionalism

     - The Constitution of the United States of America (Annotated).

     - Amendments to the Constitution (Annotated).

 3. The Federal System

 

II. POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

 4. Public Opinion and the Mass Media

 5. Political Parties and Interest Groups

 6. Nominations and Elections

 

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

 7. Congress

 8. The Chief Executive

 9. The Federal Bureaucracy

10. The Judiciary

 

IV. THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

11. Civil Liberties

12. Civil Rights

 

V. PUBLIC POLICY

13. Public Policy—What Government Does

14. Foreign Policy

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