ISBN13:978-0534647599 ISBN10: 0534647596 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0495001768 ISBN10: 0495001767
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 cha
pter 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 07/20/2005 International: No
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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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