eBook Handbook To American Democracy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438138040
  • ISBN-13: 9781438138046
  • DDC: 320.473
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Provides readers with everything they need to know about the structure and function of American government. Each volume in this comprehensive set is devoted to a major branch of government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Introduction to the American Political System.
2: American Political Culture.
3: Political Power in America.
4: Justice and Civic Responsibility.
5: The Founding Fathers and the American Revolution.
6: Creating the American Republic.
7: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.
8: Capitalism and the American Political System.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Historical Foundations of Congress.
2: The Constitutional Foundations of Congress.
3: The Political Evolution of Congress.
4: Representation in Congress.
5: Electing Members of Congress.
6: How Congress is Organized.
7: Congress as Lawmaker.
8: Interbranch Relations.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Historical Foundations of the Presidency.
2: The Constitutional Foundations of the Presidency.
3: The Political Evolution of the Presidency: The National Security State.
4: The Political Evolution of the Presidency: The Welfare State.
5: Political Parties, Electoral Politics, and the Public Presidency.
6: Vice Presidents, Presidential Advisers, and America’s First Ladies.
7: The Presidential Policy-Making Process.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Historical Foundations of the Judiciary.
2: The Constitutional Foundations of the Judiciary.
3: The Political Evolution of the Judiciary: Economic Scrutiny.
4: The Political Evolution of the Judiciary: Securing Equality.
5: Law in the American Political System.
6: The Federal Court System.
7: Interbranch and Intrabranch Dynamics.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.