9780534585181

America at Odds (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534585181

  • ISBN10:

    0534585183

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-24
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

PART one The Foundation of Our American System
America in the Twenty-First Century
1(18)
America at Odds: Do Students Care about Politics and Government?
2(17)
The Constitution
19(32)
America at Odds: Would a Direct Democracy Be Better?
20(31)
Federalism
51(26)
America at Odds: Should the States Take Orders from the National Government?
54(23)
PART two Our Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
77(28)
America at Odds: Should Hate Speech on the WebBe Banned?
78(27)
Civil Rights
105(28)
America at Odds: Should Felons Be Permanently Disenfranchised?
106(27)
PART three The Politics of Democracy
Political Culture and Ideology
133(20)
America at Odds: Should Bilingual Education Be Abolished?
134(19)
Interest Groups
153(24)
America at Odds: Gun Control: Do We Need an Armed Citizenry?
154(23)
Political Parties
177(22)
America at Odds: Should We Have a Multiparty System?
178(21)
Public Opinion and Voting
199(24)
America at Odds: Is Low Voter Turnout Really a Problem?
200(23)
Campaigns and Elections
223(24)
America at Odds: Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?
224(23)
Politics and the Media
247(22)
America at Odds: Should the Media Keep Silent until the Polls Are Closed?
248(21)
PART four Institutions
Congress
269(26)
America at Odds: Is Divided Government Necessarily a Bad Thing?
270(25)
The Presidency
295(26)
America at Odds: Is the Presidency Worth the Cost?
296(25)
The Bureaucracy
321(24)
America at Odds: Should the Food and Drug Administration Regulate Tobacco?
322(23)
The Judiciary
345(24)
America at Odds: Supreme Court Appointees: Does Partisanship Matter?
346(23)
PART five Public Policy
Domestic Policy
369(22)
America at Odds: Should We Privatize Social Security?
370(21)
Foreign Policy
391(24)
America at Odds: Should the United States Be the World's Police Officer?
392(23)
PART six State and Local Government
State and Local Politics
415(22)
America at Odds: Are Ballot Initiatives Good for Our Democracy?
416(21)
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States 437(10)
Appendix B The Declaration of Independence 447(2)
Appendix C Twentieth-Century Supreme Court Justices 449(4)
Appendix D Twentieth-Century Party Control of Congress 453(1)
Appendix E Information on U.S. Presidents 454(3)
Appendix F Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51 457(6)
Appendix G Spanish Equivalents for Important Political Terms 463(6)
Glossary 469(14)
Index 483

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