9780495098065

American Government and Politics Today The Essentials, 2007

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495098065

  • ISBN10:

    049509806X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/18/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship in a concisely organized package. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. The pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives students more than reading material-it gives them tools to become good citizens.

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. 78
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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