9780495568414

American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2009-2010

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    9780495568414

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    0495568414

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/29/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Students are often hesitant to become involved in the political process, but American Government and Politics Today 2009-2010 Edition, 14e inspires readers to take action. The book uses intriguing examples and hands-on exercises to engage readers in the fascinating intricacies of American government -- including details from the recent presidential election. As it introduces concepts, it illustrates that active participation can be as simple as calling a local politician to share an opinion, registering to vote, or viewing a town council meeting on local access cable -- demonstrating how small steps can make a big difference.

Table of Contents

The American System
The Democratic Republic
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Voting and Elections
Campaigning for Office
The Media and Cyberpolitics
Political Institutions
The Congress
The President
The Bureaucracy
The Courts
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
Texas Politics
Texas History and Culture
The Texas Constitution
Texas Interest Groups
Political Parties in Texas
Voting and Elections in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Texas Executive Branch
The Texas Judiciary, Law, and Due Process
Texas Public Policy
Local Government
The Declaration of Independence
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 51, and 178
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
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