Government by the People-Web Interactive Edition

Government by the People-Web Interactive Edition

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For nearly 50 years, Burns, Peltason, Cronin, and Magleby's Government By The People has taught students the ins and outs of American Government. Now, as we enter a new millennium, no other book is better poised to take your students from on-lookers to participants. Combining the learning of a traditional textbook with the power of the Internet, Government By The People Web Interactive Version offers a narrative-only text with a highly developed website. Students read sections of the text to learn important concepts and basic information and then turn to the coordinated website to explore examples, photos, charts, and graphs. The website also includes the full text of primary source documents mentioned in the corresponding sections of the text, links to websites of further interest, and a mini-assessment so students can check themselves as they move through each chapter. After they finish working through a chapter, students can take a quiz, complete a brief activity using further websites, or explore our Election 2000 site. Government By The People Web Interactive Version lets students see democracy s participatory government in a whole new way.Students using this text require a special access code to enter the website.
A card containing this access code should be packaged with this book. If it is not packaged with this text, log onto to purchase an access code on line.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 531 pages
  • 200.66 x 266.7 x 20.32mm | 1,020.58g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 18th edition
  • 013030722X
  • 9780130307224

Table of contents

Note: The Basic Version consists of Chapters 1-17 plus Chapter 30 and full appendices, the National Version consists of Chapters 1-20 plus Chapter 30 and full appendices, and the National/State/Local Version consists of Chapters 1-30 and full appendices. Each chapter concludes with a Summary, List of Key Terms and Further Readings. I. CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES. 1. Constitutional Democracy. 2. The Living Constitution. The Constitution of the United States. 3. American Federalism. II. RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. First Amendment Rights. 5. Equal Rights Under the Law. 6. Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property. III. THE POLITICAL PROCESS. 7. Political Culture and Ideology. 8. The American Political Landscape. 9. Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence. 10. Political Parties: Essential to Democracy. 11. Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting. 12. Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action. 13. The Media and American Politics. IV. POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS. 14. Congress: The People's Branch. 15. The Presidency: The Leadership Branch. 16. The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch. 17. The Bureaucracy: The Real Power? V. THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY. 18. Making Economic and Regulatory Policy. 19. Making Social Policy. 20. Making Foreign and Defense Policy. VI. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. 21. State and Local Politics: Who Governs? 22. State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets? 23. Parties and Elections in the States. 24. State Legislatures. 25. State Governors. 26. Judges and Justice in the States. 27. Local Governments and Metropolitics. 28. Making State and Local Policy. 29. Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments. 30. The Democratic Faith. APPENDIX. The Declaration of Independence. The Federalist, No. 10. The Federalist, No. 51. The Federalist, No. 78. Presidential Election Results. Glossary. Notes. Photo Credits. Index. Basic:
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