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Table of Contents
- Political Thinking and Political Culture: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
- Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
- Federalism: Forging a Nation
- Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
- Equal Rights: Struggling toward Fairness
PART 2 Mass Politics
- Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice
- Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will
- Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice
- Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
- The News Media: Communicating Political Images
PART 3 Governing Institutions
- Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
- The Presidency: Leading the Nation
- The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
- The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law
PART 4 Public Policy
- Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
- Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need
- Foreign Policy: Protecting the American Way
PART 1 Foundations