9780534630904

Democracy Under Pressure: An Introduction to the American Political System

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534630904

  • ISBN10:

    0534630901

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-12-23
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Preface. Part I: THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 1. Government and the People. 2. The Constitutional Framework. 3. The Federal System. 4. Civil Liberties and Citizenship. 5. The Struggle for Equal Rights. Part II: POLITICS AND PEOPLE. 6. Public Opinion. 7. Interest Groups. 8. The Media and Politics. 9. Political Parties. 10. Political Campaigns and Candidates. 11. Voting Behavior and Elections. Part III: THE POLICYMAKERS. 12. The Congress. 13. The President. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. Justice. 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.

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
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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