American Government Textbook & Test Bank

American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

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Students and the System
1. American Government and Civic Engagement

1.1. What is Government?
1.2. Who Governs? Elitism, Pluralism, and Tradeoffs
1.3. Engagement in a Democracy
2. The Constitution and Its Origins

2.1. The Pre-Revolutionary Period and the Roots of the American Political Tradition
2.2. The Articles of Confederation
2.3. The Development of the Constitution
2.4. The Ratification of the Constitution
2.5. Constitutional Change
3. American Federalism

3.1. The Division of Powers
3.2. The Evolution of American Federalism
3.3. Intergovernmental Relationships
3.4. Competitive Federalism Today
3.5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism
Individual Agency and Action
4. Civil Liberties

4.1. What Are Civil Liberties?
4.2. Securing Basic Freedoms
4.3. The Rights of Suspects
4.4. Interpreting the Bill of Rights
5. Civil Rights

5.1. What Are Civil Rights and How Do We Identify Them?
5.2. The African American Struggle for Equality
5.3. The Fight for Women’s Rights
5.4. Civil Rights for Indigenous Groups: Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians
5.5. Equal Protection for Other Groups
6. The Politics of Public Opinion

6.1. The Nature of Public Opinion
6.2. How Is Public Opinion Measured?
6.3. What Does the Public Think?
6.4. The Effects of Public Opinion
7. Voting and Elections

7.1. Voter Registration
7.2. Voter Turnout
7.3. Elections
7.4. Campaigns and Voting
7.5. Direct Democracy
Toward Collective Action: Mediating Institutions
8. The Media

8.1. What Is the Media?
8.2. The Evolution of the Media
8.3. Regulating the Media
8.4. The Impact of the Media
9. Political Parties

9.1. What Are Parties and How Did They Form?
9.2. The Two-Party System
9.3. The Shape of Modern Political Parties
9.4. Divided Government and Partisan Polarization
10. Interest Groups and Lobbying

10.1. Interest Groups Defined
10.2. Collective Action and Interest Group Formation
10.3. Interest Groups as Political Participation
10.4. Pathways of Interest Group Influence
10.5. Free Speech and the Regulation of Interest Groups
Delivering Collective Action: Formal Institutions
11. Congress

11.1. The Institutional Design of Congress
11.2. Congressional Elections
11.3. Congressional Representation
11.4. House and Senate Organizations
11.5. The Legislative Process
12. The Presidency

12.1. The Design and Evolution of the Presidency
12.2. The Presidential Election Process
12.3. Organizing to Govern
12.4. The Public Presidency
12.5. Presidential Governance: Direct Presidential Action
13. The Courts

13.1. Guardians of the Constitution and Individual Rights
13.2. The Dual Court System
13.3. The Federal Court System
13.4. The Supreme Court
13.5. Judicial Decision-Making and Implementation by the Supreme Court
14. State and Local Government

14.1. State Power and Delegation
14.2. State Political Culture
14.3. Governors and State Legislatures
14.4. State Legislative Term Limits
14.5. County and City Government
The Outputs of Government
15. The Bureaucracy
16. Domestic Policy
17. Foreign Policy
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