American Government

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Updated in a new 11thedition, American and Texas Government: Policy and Politicsintroduces the essentials of American government in a way that any student can understand. Known for its extremely student-friendly, jargon-free style, public policy is emphasized throughout to show students the impact that government has on their lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Government, Politics, and the Policymaking Process

Chapter 1: A Changing America in a Changing World

Chapter 2: The American Constitution  

Chapter 3: The Federal System  

Chapter 4: Public Opinion  

Chapter 5: Political Participation

Chapter 6: The News Media

Chapter 7: Interest Groups  

Chapter 8: Political Parties  

Chapter 9: Elections  

Chapter 10: Congress  

Chapter 11: The Presidency  

Chapter 12: The Federal Bureaucracy  

Chapter 13: The Federal Courts  

Chapter 14: Economic Policymaking  

Chapter 15: Civil Liberties

Chapter 16: Civil Rights

Chapter 17: Foreign and Defense Policy

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