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- Full title: American Government and Politics Today, Brief, 11th Edition
- Edition: 11th
- Copyright year: 2022
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Steffen W. Schmidt; Mack C. Shelley; Barbara A. Bardes
- ISBN: 9780357459065, 9780357459195
- Format: PDF
Description of American Government and Politics Today, Brief, 11th Edition:
Issues like COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, massive unemployment, trade wars and cyberattacks add to the complexity of the U.S. political system. Schmidt/Shelley/Bardes’ AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, BRIEF, 11th edition, helps you make sense of it all while learning to be an informed citizen and active participant in the political process. A colorful, engaging design, up-to-date political news and analysis, and affordable price make this an ideal resource to explain the key aspects of the U.S. government and its fascinating political system and how they impact your life — now and in the future. Extremely reader-friendly, the book has been praised for its brevity, balanced coverage and clarity.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of American Government and Politics Today, Brief, 11th Edition PDF ebook:
Contents in BriefContentsPrefaceAbout the AuthorsMindTapChapter 1: The Democratic RepublicPolitics and GovernmentDemocracy and Other Forms of GovernmentWhat Kind of Democracy Do We Have?At Issue: Will the Coronavirus Change Everything?Fundamental ValuesPolitical IdeologiesMaking A Difference: Seeing Democracy in ActionKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 2: Forging a New Government: The ConstitutionThe Colonial BackgroundAt Issue: Is America a Christian Nation?An Independent ConfederationThe Constitutional ConventionThe Difficult Road to RatificationAltering the ConstitutionMaking A Difference: How Can You Affect the U.S. Constitution?Key TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 3: FederalismFederalism and Its AlternativesAt Issue: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?The Constitutional Basis for American FederalismDefining Constitutional Powers-The Early YearsThe Continuing Dispute Over the Division of PowerFederalism and Today’s Supreme CourtMaking A Difference: Writing E-mails and Letters to the EditorKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 4: Civil LibertiesThe Constitutional Bases of Our LibertiesFreedom of ReligionFreedom of ExpressionThe Right to PrivacyThe Great Balancing Act: The Rights of the Accused Versus the Rights of SocietyAt Issue: Do Police Use Excessive Force Against Black Men?Making A Difference: Your Civil Liberties: Searches and SeizuresKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 5: Civil RightsThe African American Experience and the Civil Rights MovementCivil Rights and the CourtsExperiences of Other Minority GroupsAt Issue: Should We Deport Unauthorized Immigrants?Women’s Struggle for Equal RightsThe Rights and Status of LGBTQ AmericansMaking A Difference: Dealing with DiscriminationKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 6: Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the MediaPublic Opinion and Political SocializationThe Influence of Demographic FactorsMeasuring Public OpinionPublic Opinion and the Political ProcessAt Issue: Was Impeaching President Trump the Right Thing to Do?The Media in the United StatesThe Media and Political CampaignsMaking A Difference: Being a Critical Consumer of the NewsKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 7: Interest Groups and Political PartiesA Nation of JoinersTypes of Interest GroupsAt Issue: Should States Raise the Minimum Wage?Interest Group StrategiesPolitical Parties in the United StatesA History of Political Parties in the United StatesWhy Has the Two-Party System Endured?Making A Difference: You Can Be a Convention DelegateKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 8: Campaigns and ElectionsThe Twenty-First-Century CampaignFinancing the CampaignAt Issue: Can Money Buy Elections?Running for President: The Longest CampaignHow Are Elections Conducted?How Do Voters Decide?Making A Difference: Registering and VotingKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 9: CongressThe Nature and Functions of CongressHouse-Senate Differences and Congressional PerksAt Issue: Is It Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster?Congressional Elections and ApportionmentHow Congress Is OrganizedLawmaking and BudgetingMaking A Difference: Learning About Your RepresentativesKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 10: The PresidentWho Can Become President?The Many Roles of the PresidentAt Issue: Should We Elect the President by Popular Vote?Presidential PowersThe Executive OrganizationThe Vice PresidentMaking A Difference: Communicating With the White HouseKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 11: The Executive BranchThe Nature and Scope of the Federal BureaucracyAt Issue: Can the Coronavirus Bankrupt the Government?The Organization of the Executive BranchStaffing the BureaucracyModern Attempts at Bureaucratic ReformBureaucrats as Politicians and PolicymakersMaking A Difference: What the Government Knows About YouKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 12: The CourtsSources of American LawThe Federal Court SystemThe Supreme Court at WorkThe Selection of Federal JudgesAt Issue: Should State Judges Be Elected?Policymaking and the CourtsMaking A Difference: Changing the Legal SystemKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 13: Domestic and Economic PolicyAt Issue: Does Entitlement Spending Corrupt Us?The Policymaking Process: The CARES ActHealth Care in the Twenty-first CenturyEnergy and the EnvironmentThe Politics of Economic Decision MakingThe Politics of TaxationMaking A Difference: Learning about Entitlement ReformKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfChapter 14: Foreign PolicyFacing the World: Foreign and Defense PoliciesTerrorism and WarfareU.S. Diplomatic EffortsWho Makes Foreign Policy?The Major Foreign Policy ThemesAt Issue: How Dangerous Is Putin’s Russia?Making A Difference: Working for Human RightsKey TermsChapter SummaryTest YourselfAppendix A: The Declaration of IndependenceAppendix B: The Constitution of the United StatesAppendix C: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51Appendix D: Government Spending and Revenue ChartsGlossaryIndex