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We The People is a concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics.We the Peoplepresents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of major concepts and issues, it encourages them to think about the implications for society and themselves.We the Peopledelves deeper into the basics than most brief books, and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a brief reading selection, making the book serve as text and reader in one concise format.
Table of Contents
|American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union|
|Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government|
|Federalism: Forging a Nation|
|Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights|
|qual Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness|
|Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice|
|Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will|
|Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice|
|Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence|
|The News media: Communicating Political Images|
|Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests|
|The Presidency: Leading the Nation|
|The Federal Bureaucracy; Administering the Government|
|The Judiciary: Applying the Law|
|Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity|
|Welfare and Education Policy; Providing for Personal Security and Need|
|Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way|
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