9780321195043

Government in America : People, Politics and Policy, Brief Version with LP. Com Version 2. 0

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321195043

  • ISBN10:

    0321195043

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The highly lauded politics matters focus of this accessible Brief text has been expanded in the new edition to include new ways students can connect to their governmentthrough the news media and the Internet. In the latest edition, an exciting new Issues of the Times feature presents students with articles from The New York Times about controversies facing our nation today. Students are asked to think critically about the issues, and encouraged to see how politics and the news media affect them. New Get Connected end-of-chapter exercises ask students to get connected to their political system through the Internet by investigating hot political issues and evaluating their own positions on these topics. These new features are extensions of the text's long-standing politics matters theme. Through a variety of text features and a strong emphasis on public policy, Government in America shows students the impact that government has on their daily lives, encouraging them to see how vitally important it is to study, understand, and participate in our political system.

Table of Contents

Introducing Government in America
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Public Opinion and Political Action
The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
Political Parties
Nominations and Voting Behavior
Interest Groups
Congress
The Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Federal Courts
The Congress, the President, and the Budget: Politics of Taxing and Spending
Social Welfare Policymaking
Foreign and Defense Policymaking
The Declaration of Independence
Federalist No. 10
Federalist No. 51
The Constitution of the United States
Presidents of the United States: 1789-2000
Qualifying Questions Do you use a Brief text?
Do you place emphasize public policy when teaching American Government?
Are your students apathetic about politics?
Looking to engage them?
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