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Living Democracygets students to participate in learning, in the classroom, and in change. The bookrs"s young and energetic author team cares deeply about student learning and student engagement. Lead author Dan Shea founded the Center for Political Participation and his experiences working with students in the classroom and in the center inspired him to team up with co-authors Joanne Connor Green (Texas Christian University) and Christopher E. Smith (Michigan State) to write an American Government text that truly inspires students and helps them experience the impact of government in their daily lives. Everything about the book-the writing, design, examples, photos, activities, and every page of the text-is designed to get students to participate in their class and in American politics.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of American Government|
|About the Authors|
|American Government: Democracy in Action|
|American Democracy and the Individual Citizen|
|The Unique Democracy of the United States|
|Themes of This Book|
|Citizen Participation in Democratic Government|
|Pathways of Action á|
|Pathways of Action: Active Students and Local Air Pollution Laws á|
|Pathways Profile: A. Philip Randolph Diversity in American Society Citizen|
|Participation and Pathways: The Example of Abortion Change and Stability in American Government Sources of Stability á|
|Pathways Profile: The Political Culture of Our Neighbor to the North|
|Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework|
|The Cry for Liberty, Equality, . . . and Slavery?|
|The Nature of Government and Politics|
|Types of Governments|
|Early Governance in America á|
|Pathways of Action: The Sons of Liberty|
|The American Revolution á|
|Pathways Profile: Thomas Paine and the ldquo;Common Senserdquo; of Democracy|
|The Declaration of Independence|
|The Colonial Experience and the Pathways of Change á|
|Pathways Past and Present: Tiimothy McVeighrsquo;s Revolution?|
|The Articles of Confederation Limitations of the Articles of Confederation|
|Shaysrsquo;s Rebellion: An Alternative Look|
|The Constitutional Convention|
|The Great Compromise|
|The Three-Fifths Compromise|
|The Sectional Compromise|
|The U.S. Constitution|
|The Struggle over Ratification|
|The Federalist Papers|
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