9780547212760

American Government Brief Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547212760

  • ISBN10:

    0547212763

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/23/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This popular brief edition text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course maintains the framework of Wilson's complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. Completely up to date, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF, 9e offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as creationism and the establishment clause, tactics from the 2008 presidential campaign, Congressional ethics, repercussions from the Valerie Plume scandal, national debt, the Social Security debate, military involvement in Iraq, and much more.

Table of Contents

What Should We Know About American Government?
The Constitution
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Federalism
Public Opinion and the Media
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns and Elections
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Making Domestic Policy
Making Foreign and Military Policy
How American Government Has Changed
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