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America at Odds

America at Odds - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495501084

Cover of America at Odds 6TH 09 (ISBN 978-0495501084)
ISBN13: 978-0495501084
ISBN10: 0495501085

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $185.00

America at Odds - 6TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495501084

Edward I. Sidlow and Beth Henschen

ISBN13: 978-0495501084
ISBN10: 0495501085

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, AMERICA AT ODDS, 6e, now features a groundbreaking new magazine-style format that greatly enhances its visual appeal and readability while remaining affordable and convenient. This unique text provides a memorable and effective introduction to American government by focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation. AMERICA AT ODDS combines compelling content, innovative design elements, and powerful teaching tools to help you discover and refine your opinions through active discussion and debate of essential topics in American government and politics.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Contours of American Democracy. 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 Declaration of Independence.

Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.

Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900.

Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900.

Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents.

Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.

Appendix G: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions.

Notes.

Glossary.

Index.

Photo Credits.