9780205652228

American Government: Roots And Reform, 2009 Edition (Hardcover), 10/E

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205652228

  • ISBN10:

    0205652220

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Summary

Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics. #xA0; #xA0; From hallmark features like #x1C;The Living Constitution#x1D; to new features like the illustrated historical timelines, American Government: Continuity and Changeprovides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. #xA0; This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bush#x19;s second administration and the 110thCongress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Government
The Political Landscape
The Constitution
Federalism
State and Local Government
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Institutions of Government
Congress
The Presidency
The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Political Behavior
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Political Parties
Voting and Elections
The Campaign Process
The Media
Interest Groups
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence
Federalist No. 10
Federalist No. 51
Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2009
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