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American Government and Politics Today : The Essentials 2008

American Government and Politics Today : The Essentials 2008 - 14th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503255

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ISBN13: 978-0495503255
ISBN10: 0495503258
Edition: 14TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
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American Government and Politics Today : The Essentials 2008 - 14TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503255

Bardes, Shelley and Schmidt

ISBN13: 978-0495503255
ISBN10: 0495503258
Edition: 14TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION enables you to experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is known for providing concise, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, and social structures. Inspiring and captivating, the text's theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives you more than reading material--it gives you tools to become a good citizen.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism.

Part II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights.

Part III: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Campaigns, Elections, and the Media.

Part IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 10. The Congress. 11. The Presidency. 12. The Bureaucracy. 13. The Judiciary.

Part V: PUBLIC POLICY. 14. Domestic and Economic Policy. 15. Foreign and Defense Policy.

Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C: Presidents of the United States. Appendix D: Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78. Appendix E: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present. Appendix F: Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present. Appendix G: Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government. Glossary. Index.

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