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United States government : democracy in action

Author: Richard C Remy; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: New York : Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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United States Government: Democracy in Action emphasizes 14 key government concepts. In this textbook, you will find a built-in structure that helps you identify the key concept in every lesson and see it in action. The concepts are: growth of democracy, federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, civil liberties, civil rights, civic participation, comparative government, global perspectives,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Remy; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 0078259835 9780078259838 0078259843 9780078259845 0078285682 9780078285684 0078285690 9780078285691
OCLC Number: 52571243
Language Note: Glossaries in English and Spanish.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 898 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Why do I have to study government? --
Unit one : Foundations of American government. People and government --
Origins of American government --
The Constitution --
The federal system --
Unit two : The legislative branch. The organization of Congress --
Development of congressional powers --
Congress at work --
Unit three : The executive branch. The presidency --
Presidential leadership --
The federal bureaucracy --
Unit four : The judicial branch. The federal court system --
Supreme Court decision making --
Unit five : Liberty and justice for all. Constitutional freedoms --
Citizenship and equal justice --
Law in America --
Unit six : Participating in government. Political parties --
Elections and voting --
Interest groups and public opinion --
The mass media --
Unit seven : Public policies and services. Taxing and spending --
Social and domestic policy --
Foreign policy and defense --
Unit eight : State and local government. Structure and function of state government --
Structure and function of local government --
Unit nine : Political and economic systems. Political systems in today's world --
Development of economic systems --
Reference handbook. Atlas maps --
Presidents of the United States --
Supreme Court case summaries --
Declaration of Independence --
Constitution of the United States --
Historic documents --
United States data bank --
Government careers handbook --
Glossary --
Spanish glossary.
Responsibility: authors, Richard C. Remy, Congressional Quarterly.
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FEATURING COAUTHORSHIP BY CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY Thanks to the partnership between Glencoe and Congressional Quarterly, this program provides a "behind-the-scenes" look at Washington never before  Read more...

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