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American Government and Politics Today 2009-2010

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Edition:
15th
ISBN13:

9780495572725

ISBN10:
0495572721
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/30/2008
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 15th edition with a publication date of 12/30/2008.
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Summary

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2009-2010 EDITION inspires readers to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt provide an unbiased and concisely organized overview of this essential subject, updated with complete Election 2008 coverage and wholly redesigned for even greater reader appeal. The text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship. To reinforce this theme, the text emphasizes continual critical thinking about political issues and encourages readers to become involved in the political process. The authors incorporate abundant current examples, including increased coverage of the impact of the Internet and other media, to stimulate learning and excitement.

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 Decisionss
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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