9780618906956

Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618906956

  • ISBN10:

    0618906959

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY begins and ends with student engagement. This new textbook by authors John G. Geer, Wendy J. Schiller, and Jeffrey A. Segal peels back the layers of the American political system to expose its inner workings and examine how competing interests can both facilitate and block the people's will. The authors provide a realistic yet optimistic view of the ways American Government can be both influenced by students and responsive to their hopes and dreams. GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY covers the core concepts required in an introductory course while challenging students to figure out their own standards for the society in which they want to live in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Gateways to American Democracy
Building a System of Government
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Citizen Gateways in a Democracy
Public Opinion
The News Media and the Internet
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Elections and Campaigns
Voting and Participation
The Institutions of American Government
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary Conclusion
The United States as a Global Partner
Judging the Democratic Experiment
Appendix
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States
Federalist 10
Federalist 51
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