9780495503255

American Government and Politics Today The Essentials 2008

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495503255

  • ISBN10:

    0495503258

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/2/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION enables you to experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is known for providing concise, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, and social structures. Inspiring and captivating, the text's theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives you more than reading material--it gives you tools to become a good citizen.

Table of Contents

The American System
The Democratic Republic
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Rights and Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Campaigns, Elections, and the Media
Political Institutions
The Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Public Policy
Domestic and Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
The Declaration of Independence
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Presidents of the United States
Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No l78
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present
Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present
Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government
Glossary
Index
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