American Government and Politics Today, 2007-2008

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Go beyond the television newsrooms and the canned political speeches with AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, 2007-2008. With up-to-date information and the inside track on public policy makers, this edition presents what you need to know about American politics in an easy-to-understand format. And, special sections on the impact of economics and foreign policy make this textbook particularly relevant in today's political climate.
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Contents

The Democratic Republic
1
The Constitution
27
Federalism
77
Civil Liberties
107
Civil Rights
145
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
189
Interest Groups
219
Political Parties
249
Domestic Policy
481
Economic Policy
515
Foreign Policy
541
State and Local Government
575
The Declaration of Independence
603
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
605
Federalist Papers Nos 10 51 and 78
606
Justices of the United States Supreme Court since 1900
614

Campaigns Nominations and Elections
285
The Media and Cyberpolitics
323
The Congress
353
The President
389
The Bureaucracy
423
The Courts
451
Party Control of Congress since 1900
617
Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government
618
Glossary
623
Index
1
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