9780495502135

Democracy under Pressure : An Introduction to the American Political System: 2006 Election Update

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495502135

  • ISBN10:

    0495502138

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/12/2006
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Master the fundamentals of American government with DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, 2006 UPDATE! This political science text provides a realistic guide to American politics and institutions while discussing the way democracy responds to challenges from diverse constituencies or dramatic public events. Studying is made easy with student-friendly tools including bold-faced terms, bulleted chapter highlights, and an end-of-chapter list of key terms with page references.

Table of Contents

Preface
The American Democracy
Government and the People
The Constitutional Framework
The Federal System
Civil Liberties and Citizenship
The Struggle for Equal Rights
Politics and People
Public Opinion
Interest Groups
The Media and Politics
Political Parties
Political Campaigns and Candidates
Voting Behavior and Elections
The Policymakers
The Congress
The President
The Bureaucracy
Justice
Government In Operation
Foreign Policy and National Security
Government and the Economy
Promoting the General Welfare
The American Community
State and Local Government
Appendices: The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Presidents of the United States
Selections from the Federalist Papers
Endnotes
Glossary
Credits
Index Presidential Election Results, 1940-2004
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