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We the People develops students’ political thinking skills through its innovative adaptive program. This brief program provides analytical tools that sharpen and deepen students’ understanding of American politics, and supports them in mastering the core concepts of the course by learning how—not what—to think about politics.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: Political Thinking and Political Culture: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
CHAPTER TWO: Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
CHAPTER THREE: Federalism: Forging a Nation
CHAPTER FOUR: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
CHAPTER FIVE: Equal Rights: Struggling toward Fairness
CHAPTER SIX: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the Peopleís Voice
CHAPTER SEVEN: Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will
CHAPTER EIGHT: Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voterís Choice
CHAPTER NINE: Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
CHAPTER TEN: The News Media: Communicating Political Images
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Presidency: Leading the Nation
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Foreign Policy: Protecting the American Way