9780205825806

Essentials of American & Texas Government Roots and Reform, 2011 Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205825806

  • ISBN10:

    020582580X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Updated in a new#xA0;2011 edition, Essentials of American & Texas Governmentprovides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama#x19;s first two years in office and the 111thCongress, the 2010 congressional elections, continued concerns related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and domestic concerns related to health care reform and the economy.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT

1. The Political Landscape

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

6. Congress

7. The Presidency

8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

9. The Judiciary

III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

10. Public Opinion and the News Media

11. Political Parties and Interest Groups

12. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting

IV. PUBLIC POLICY

13. Social and Economic Policy

14. Foreign and Defense Policy

IV. TEXAS GOVERNMENT

15. The Context for Texas Politics and Government

16. The Texas Constitution

17. Local Government and Politics in Texas

18. The Texas Legislature

19. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas

20. The Texas Judiciary

21. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas 

 

Appendices.

The Declaration of Independence

Federalist No. 10

Federalist No. 51

Federalist No. 78

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2010

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