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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2009-2010 EDITION inspires readers to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt provide an unbiased and concisely organized overview of this essential subject, updated with complete Election 2008 coverage and wholly redesigned for even greater reader appeal. The text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship. To reinforce this theme, the text emphasizes continual critical thinking about political issues and encourages readers to become involved in the political process. The authors incorporate abundant current examples, including increased coverage of the impact of the Internet and other media, to stimulate learning and excitement.
Table of Contents
The American System
The Democratic Republic
Civil Rights and Liberties
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Campaigns, Elections, and the Media
Domestic and Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
The Declaration of Independence
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Presidents of the United States
Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No l78
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Presents
Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present
Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government
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