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America at Odds

America at Odds - 5th edition

America at Odds - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780534647599

ISBN10: 0534647596

America at Odds by Edward I. Sidlow - ISBN 9780534647599
Edition: 5TH 07
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No
America at Odds by Edward I. Sidlow - ISBN 9780534647599

ISBN13: 9780534647599

ISBN10: 0534647596

Edition: 5TH 07

Summary

Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, topical organization, and economical length, AMERICA AT ODDS explores the current conflicts that truly define America as a nation while involving students in discussion and debate. The engaging content and pedagogical features throughout AMERICA AT ODDS support two main goals of the text: to encourage students to read about American politics and government and to participate in the political system. In every chapter of the text, the foundations and systems of political history, behavior, institutions, and policy are presented within the framework of issues oriented debate, making AMERICA AT ODDS truly unique as an approach to teaching the Introduction to American Government course.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: The Foundations of Our American System.

1. America in the Twenty-First Century.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.

Part II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS.

4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.

Part III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY.

6. Interest Groups.
7. Political Parties.
8. Public Opinion and Voting.
9. Campaigns and Elections.
10. Politics and the Media.

Part IV: INSTITUTIONS.

11. Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Judiciary.

Part V: PUBLIC POLICY.

15. Domestic Policy.
16. Foreign Policy.

Part VI: STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS.

17. State and Local Politics.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix B: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900.
Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900.
Appendix E: Information of U.S. Presidents.
Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.
Appendix G: Spanish Equivalents for Important Political Terms

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