American Democracy Now- Texas Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Harrison,American Democracy Now, applies a critical thinking framework to teaching American Government by asking students to �Inquire, Converse, and Participate�. .. . ..�Inquire� is about students asking the right questions, and not taking what they read, hear, or see at face value. �Converse� is getting students to the point where they can join in the conversation of democracy constantly going on around them � as informed participants. �Participate� is about students getting involved or making a conscious decision not to get involved, and also about participation including many new activities related to technology � blogging, online polling, social networking sites, and more.. . .The Texas edition includes nine additional chapters on the government and politics of the Lone Star State including the Texas Constitution, political parties and elections, the legislature, the governor and state agencies, the court system, local government, and public policy in Texas..

Table of Contents

Foundations of American Democracy
American Democracy: People, Politics, and Participation y shd u stdy am dem now?
Or, Why Should You Study American Democracy Now?
How Technology Has Changed Politics
The Political Context Now What Government Does Types of Government
The Origins of American Democracy Democracyn++s Origins in Popular Protest: The Influence of the Reformation and the Enlightenment
The Modern Political Philosophy of Hobbes and Locke
The Creation of the United States as an Experiment in Representative Democracy Political Culture and American Values Liberty Equality Capitalism Consent of the Governed Individual, Family, and Community
The Changing Face of American Democracy A Population That Is Growingn++and on the Move An Aging Population
A Changing Complexion: Race and Ethnicity in the United States Changing Households: American Families Today Why the Changing Population Matters for Politics and Government Ideology: A Prism for Viewing American Democracy Liberalism Conservatism Other Ideologies on a Traditional Ideological Spectrum: Socialism and Libertarianism Neoconservatism A Three-Dimensional Political Compass Civic Engagement: Acting on Your Views
The Constitution What Is a Constitution?
The Constitution of the United States of America Mission of the Constitution A Key Foundational Structure: Separation of Powers with Integrated Checks and Balances Another Key Structure: The Federal System Essential Processes of the National Government
The Creation of the United States of America Colonization and Governance of America British Rule Incites a Rebellion
The Common Sense of Declaring Independence
The State Constitutions
The Articles of Confederation (1781n++1789)
Crafting the Constitution: Compromise, Ratification, and Quick Amendment Conflict and Compromise over Representative Democracy Conflict and Compromise over Slavery
The Federalistn++Anti-Federalist Debate
The Bill of Rights (1791): Establishing Civil Liberties
The Constitution as a Living, Evolving Document Formal Amendment of the Constitution Interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court Constitution of the United States
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
An Overview of the U.S. Federal System Unitary System Confederal System Federal System Constitutional Distribution of Authority Concurrent Sovereign Authority National Sovereignty
The Supreme Court's Interpretation of Delegated and Implied Powers State Sovereignty National Obligations to the States State-to-State Obligations: Horizontal Federalism New Judicial Federalism Evolution of the Federal System Dual Federalism Cooperative Federalism Centralized Federalism Conflicted Federalism Landmarks in the Evolution of Federalism: Key Constitutional Amendments
Further Evolutionary Landmarks: Grants-in-Aid Federalism's Continuing Evolution: Mandates Today's Federalism: The Good, the Bad, and the Inevitable
Fundamental Principles
Civil Liberties Civil Liberties in the American Legal System
The Freedoms Protected in the American System
The Historical Basis for American Civil Liberties: The Bill of Rights Incorporation of the Bill of Rights to Apply to the States Freedoms of Speech, Assembly, and the Press: First Amendment Freedoms in Support of Civic Engagement Civic Engagement
The First Amendment and Political Instability Freedom of Speech Freedom of Assembly and Redress of Grievances Freedom of the Press Freedoms of Religion, Privacy, and Criminal
Due Process: Encouraging Inclusiveness and Community Engagement
The First Amendment and Freedom of Religion
The Right to Privacy
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments: Ensuring Criminal Due Process Freedoms in Practice: Contr
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