The Basics of American Politics
This brief, nuts-and-bolts introduction to American government has been a student favorite and a bestseller for over 30 years because of its lively, straight-forward approach to the basics, its brevity, and its always inexpensive price. This text uses a dynamic game metaphor to engage students in the basics of the American political system and the contact sport of politics. Beginning with a clear definition of politics, it introduces four governmental and four nongovernmental "players" who must abide by the "rules of the game" established by the Constitution and civil liberties. It ends by examining rival theories of who wins and who loses in American politics. Written to engage students and lay a flexible foundation for instructors, "The Basics of American Politics" covers all the terms and topics behind the current news, situating politics in the classroom and beyond.
41 pages matching Bush in this book
Results 1-3 of 41
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action administration American politics appointed approved Bill of Rights blacks budget bureaucracy Bush called campaign candidate chief citizens civil liberties civil rights committee Congress congressional Constitution convention debate decisions Democratic Democratic-Republican dent DEPCRTMENT discrimination district due process economic election electoral equal ernment federal courts Federalists flag burning Fourteenth Amendment framers Grenada gress important influence interest groups involved issues judges judicial activism judicial review Justice leaders legislation legislature limited lobbying lobbyists majority party ment nomination organization PACs passed percent person pluralist political game political parties political players power elite presidential programs protect questions racial segregation Reagan reform Republican Republican Robert Byrd role Ronald Reagan rules Section Senate separate but equal separation of powers speech Supreme Court television tion tive two-party system United veto Vice President vote voters Washington White House York