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The best guide to American politics

Author: Tom Waldman
Publisher: Los Angeles : Renaissance Books : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From city hall to Capitol Hill, this ... resource explains how our system got the way it is, what you can do to get your questions answered and problems solved, and how to express your views, get involved and make a difference."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Waldman
ISBN: 1580630847 9781580630849
OCLC Number: 43532975
Description: 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Don't Just Stand There ... Ch. 1. Your Vote Counts. Ch. 2. "Power to the People" Ch. 3. All Politics Is Local. Ch. 4. What Is Citizenship? Ch. 5. Making the Federal Government Your Ally. Ch. 6. Government from Bottom to Top --
pt. 2. The Feds. Ch. 7. The Presidency. Ch. 8. The Senate. Ch. 9. The House of Representatives. Ch. 10. Making Federal Legislation. Ch. 11. The Supreme Court --
pt. 3. How We Got Here. Ch. 12. The American Revolution and the Constitution. Ch. 13. The Civil War. Ch. 14. The New Deal. Ch. 15. The 1960s. Ch. 16. The Republican Comeback and the Comeback Kid --
pt. 4. Deeper into Politics. Ch. 17. Money and Politics. Ch. 18. The Campaign Business. Ch. 19. The Self-Financed Candidate. Ch. 20. Media and Politics. Ch. 21. Lobbyists and Special Interests. Ch. 22. Where Do You Stand? --
Political Parties and Ideology. App. A. The Declaration of Independence --
App. B. The Constitution of the United States (Including Amendments).
Other Titles: American politics
Responsibility: Tom Waldman.
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"From city hall to Capitol Hill, this ... resource explains how our system got the way it is, what you can do to get your questions answered and problems solved, and how to express your views, get involved and make a difference."--Cover.

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