9781319195366

American Government: Stories of a Nation For the AP® Course

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319195366

  • ISBN10:

    1319195369

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-12-10
  • Publisher: MPS HIGH SCHOOL

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Summary

This new offering from AP® teacher Karen Waples and college professor Scott Abernathy is tailor-made to help teachers and students transition to the redesigned AP® U. S. Government and Politics course. Carefully aligned to the course framework, this brief book is loaded with instructional tools to help you and your students meet the demands of the new course, such as integrated skills instruction, coverage of required cases and documents, public policy threaded throughout the book, and AP® practice after every chapter and unit, all in a simple organization that will ease your course planning and save you time.


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  • With a program specifically tailored for the new AP® framework and exam.

  • With a brief student edition that students will read and enjoy.

  • With pedagogy and features that prepare students for the AP® exam like no other book on the market.

  • With a teacher edition and resources that save you time in transitioning to the new course.

  • With professional development to help you transition your instruction.

Table of Contents


Unit 1 Democracy and the Constitution


Chapter 1 American Government and Politics: The Stories of Our Nation



Section 1.1 The Fight for Students’ Rights


Section 1.2 American Political Culture


Section 1.3 Competing Theories of Democracy


Section 1.4 Institutions, Systems, and Power


Chapter 2 The Constitution: A New Vision of Government



Section 2.1 The Articles of Confederation


Section 2.2 The Constitutional Convention


Section 2.3 Branches of Government


Section 2.4 Ratification: Federalists versus Antifederalists


Chapter 3 Federalism: Dividing Power between the National Government and the States



Section 3.1 Conflict over Medical Marijuana


Section 3.2 Federalism and the Constitution


Section 3.3 The Dynamic Nature of Federalism


Section 3.4 Modern American Federalism


Section 3.5 The Supreme Court and Modern Federalism


Unit 1 Review



Unit 2 The Branches of the Federal Government


Chapter 4 Congress: Representation, Organization, and Legislation



Section 4.1 The Constitution and Congress


Section 4.2 Politics of Congressional Elections


Section 4.3 The Organization of Congress


Section 4.4 "I’m Just a Bill"


Section 4.5 Congress and the Budget


Section 4.6 Challenges of Representation


Chapter 5 The American Presidency: Individuals, Institutions, and Executive Power



Section 5.1 Presidential Power and the War on Terror


Section 5.2 The Constitution and the American Presidency


Section 5.3 Limits on Presidential Power


Section 5.4 The Modern Presidency in Context


Section 5.5 The War on Terror and Presidential Power


Chapter 6 The Federal Judiciary: Politics, Power, and the "Least Dangerous" Branch



Section 6.1 Judicial Independence from Money and Politics—Or Both


Section 6.2 The Constitution and the Federal Judiciary


Section 6.3 John Marshall and the Power of the Supreme Court


Section 6.4 Organization of the Federal Judiciary


Section 6.5 Judicial Review, Constitutional Interpretation, and Judicial Decision Making


Chapter 7 The Federal Bureaucracy: Putting the Nation’s Laws into Effect



Section 7.1 How the Bureaucracy Is Organized


Section 7.2 The Structure of the Modern Federal Bureaucracy


Section 7.3 The Bureaucracy and Policy Making


Section 7.4 Checks on the Bureaucracy


Unit 2 Review



Unit 3 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


Chapter 8 Civil Liberties: Protecting Fundamental Freedoms



Section 8.1 The Constitution and the Bill of Rights


Section 8.2 Selective Incorporation


Section 8.3 The Right of Religious Freedom


Section 8.4 The Right of Expression and the Right to Own Firearms


Section 8.5 The Rights of Defendants


Section 8.6 Privacy and Other Rights


Chapter 9 Civil Rights: What Is Equality?



Section 9.1 Securing Rights for Those with Disabilities


Section 9.2 The Fight against Segregation


Section 9.3 The Civil Rights Movement


Section 9.4 The Fight for Women’s Rights


Unit 3 Review



Unit 4 American Political Ideologies and Beliefs


Chapter 10 American Political Culture: What Americans Believe



Section 10.1 Core Political Values


Section 10.2 Political Socialization


Section 10.3 Globalization and American Core Values


Chapter 11 Public Opinion: Measuring Americans’ Opinions



Section 11.1 What Is Public Opinion?


Section 11.2 Trying to Measure Public Opinion Accurately


Section 11.3 The Effects of Public Opinion on Democratic Representation


Chapter 12 Political Ideology



Section 12.1 Party Ideology


Section 12.2 Ideology and Fiscal Policy


Section 12.3 Monetary Policy


Unit 4 Review



Unit 5 Political Participation


Chapter 13 Elections and Campaigns: Candidates and Voters in an Era of Demographic Change



Section 13.1 Forms of Political Participation


Section 13.2 Voting


Section 13.3 Elections and Democratic Representation


Section 13.4 The Politics of Presidential Elections


Section 13. 5 Money and Campaigns


Chapter 14 Political Parties: The Outsiders versus the Establishment


Section 14.1 Functions of Political Parties



Section 14.2 The Development of American Political Parties


Section 14.3 Parties and Political Campaigns


Section 14.4 Third Parties


Chapter 15 Interest Groups and Social Movements: Collective Action, Power and Representation



Section 15.1 A Nation of Joiners


Section 15.2 Interest-Group Tactics


Section 15.3 Social Movements


Chapter 16 The Media: New Technologies, Enduring Issues



Section 16.1 The Evolving News Media


Section 16.1 Regulating Content and Ownership


Section 16.1 How the Media Shape American Politics Today


Unit 5 Review

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