Keeping the Republic : Power and Citizenship in American Politics, Brief Edition

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-14
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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiv
To the Studentp. xix
Power and Citizenship in American Politicsp. 1
What's at Stake?p. 1
What is Politics?p. 4
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 6
Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenshipp. 11
Democracy in Americap. 18
Who Is a Citizen and Who Is Not?p. 21
What Do American Citizens Believe?p. 23
How to Use the Themes and Features in This Bookp. 32
Consider the Source: Critical Thinkingp. 34
Citizenship and Politicsp. 36
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 37
Summary With Key Termsp. 39
The Politics of the American Foundingp. 42
What's at Stake?p. 43
The Split From Englandp. 46
Profiles in Citizenship: Newt Gingrichp. 48
The Articles of Confederationp. 53
The Constitutional Conventionp. 56
The Constitutionp. 61
Ratificationp. 68
Citizenship and the Foundingp. 72
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 72
Summary With Key Termsp. 73
Federalismp. 76
What's at Stake?p. 77
What Is Federalism?p. 79
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 80
American Federalism Over Timep. 87
Federalism Todayp. 91
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Op-Ed Pagesp. 92
Citizenship and Federalismp. 101
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 102
Summary With Key Termsp. 103
Fundamental American Libertiesp. 104
What's at Stake?p. 105
Rights in a Democracyp. 108
The Bill of Rights and the Statesp. 110
Freedom of Religionp. 112
Freedom of Expressionp. 117
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 120
The Right to Bear Armsp. 127
The Rights of Criminal Defendantsp. 130
The Right to Privacyp. 136
Citizenship and Civil Libertiesp. 139
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 140
Summary With Key Termsp. 142
The Struggle for Equal Rightsp. 144
What's at Stake?p. 145
The Meaning of Political Inequalityp. 148
Rights Denied on the Basis of Racep. 151
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race and Ethnicityp. 163
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the World Wide Webp. 168
Rights Denied on the Basis of Genderp. 171
Rights Denied on Other Basesp. 177
Citizenship and Civil Rights Todayp. 182
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 182
Summary With Key Termsp. 284
Congressp. 186
What's at Stake?p. 187
Representation and Lawmaking in Congressp. 190
Congressional Powers and Responsibilitiesp. 191
Congressional Electionsp. 195
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 200
Congressional Organizationp. 203
How Congress Worksp. 210
Citizenship and Congressp. 216
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 218
Summary With Key Termsp. 219
The Presidencyp. 222
What's at Stake?p. 223
The Double Expectations Gapp. 226
The Evolution of the American Presidencyp. 228
Presidential Politicsp. 239
Managing thePresidential Establishmentp. 245
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 248
The Presidential Personalityp. 254
Citizenship and the Presidencyp. 256
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 257
Summary With Key Termsp. 258
The Bureaucracyp. 260
What's at Stake?p. 261
What Is Bureaucracy?p. 263
The American federal Bureaucracyp. 266
Politics Inside the Bureaucracyp. 274
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Bureaucratesep. 276
External Bureaucratic Politicsp. 281
Citizenship and the Bureaucracyp. 289
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 290
Summary With Key Termsp. 290
The American Legal System and the Courtsp. 292
What's at Stake?p. 293
Law and the American Legal Systemp. 296
Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judiclat Reviewp. 299
Federalism and the American Courtsp. 302
The Supreme Courtp. 310
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 316
Citizenship and the Courtsp. 322
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 323
Summary With Key Termsp. 325
Public Opinionp. 326
What's at Stake?p. 327
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracyp. 329
Citizen Valuesp. 331
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Pollsp. 332
What Influences Our opinions About Politics?p. 335
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinionp. 344
Citizenship and Public Opinionp. 349
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 352
Summary With Key Termsp. 354
Parties and Interest Groupsp. 356
What's at Stake?p. 357
What are Political Parties?p. 359
The American Party Systemp. 364
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Political Party Platformsp. 369
The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groupsp. 375
Interest Group Politicsp. 379
Interest Group Resourcesp. 384
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 388
Citizenship and Political Groupsp. 390
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 392
Summary With Key Termsp. 394
Voting, Campaigns, and Electionsp. 396
What's at Stake?p. 397
Exercising the Right to Vote in Americap. 399
How the Voter Decidesp. 405
Presidential Campaignsp. 408
Profiles in Citizenshipp. 418
Citizenship and Electionsp. 427
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 428
Summary With Key Termsp. 429
The Mediap. 432
What's at Stake?p. 433
Where Do We Get Our Information?p. 436
Who Owns the Media, and How Does That Affect Our News?p. 441
Who Are the Journalists?p. 447
The Media and Politicsp. 451
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Mediap. 454
Citizenship and the Mediap. 460
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 462
Summary With Key Termsp. 464
Domestic and Foreign Policyp. 466
what's at Stake?p. 467
Making Public Policyp. 469
Social Policyp. 476
Economic Policyp. 488
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Economic Indicatorsp. 490
Foreign Policyp. 498
Citizenship and Policyp. 507
What's at Stake Revisitedp. 508
Summary With Key Termsp. 510
Appendix Materialp. 512
Articles of Confederationp. 513
Declaration of Independencep. 518
Constitution of the United Statesp. 521
Federalist No.10p. 535
Federalist No.51p. 540
Presidents, Vice Presidents, Speakers, and Chief Justices, 1789-2010p. 543
Notesp. 548
Glossaryp. 582
Indexp. 601
Profile Sourcesp. 637
Illustration Creditsp. 638
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