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American government and politics today

Author: Steffen W Schmidt
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2013-2014 edView all editions and formats
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Experience the excitement that comes with being an active, engaged, and informed citizen. This latest edition includes a variety of updates including in-depth coverage of the 2012 elections and will help you understand the basic foundations of American government and why it all matters. - Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen W Schmidt
ISBN: 9781133610625 1133610625 9781133602132 1133602134 9781285074955 1285074955
OCLC Number: 855122266
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xlii, 656 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part one : The American system. One republic, two Americas? --
The Constitution --
Federalism --
Part two : Civil rights and civil liberties. Civil liberties --
Civil rights --
Part three : People and politics. Public opinion and political socialization --
Interest groups --
Political parties --
Voting and elections --
Campaigning for office --
Part four : Political institutions. The Congress --
The president --
The bureaucracy --
The courts --
Part five : Public policy. Domestic policy --
Economic policy --
Foreign policy and national security --
Part six : State and local politics. State and local government --
Appendixes. The Declaration of Independence --
The Constitution of the United States --
The Federalist Papers nos. 10 and 51 --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Steffen W. Schmidt [and others].

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Experience the excitement that comes with being an active, engaged, and informed citizen. This latest edition includes a variety of updates including in-depth coverage of the 2012 elections and will help you understand the basic foundations of American government and why it all matters. - Back cover.

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Part I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. One Republic--Two Americas? 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part III: PEOPLE AND Read more...

 
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