American Government: Roots and Reform, 14th edition

  • Karen O'Connor, 
  • Larry J. Sabato

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Overview

American Government: Roots and Reform helps students view the issues facing the United States today through a historical lens. By presenting coverage of the origins of American government in tandem with material on contemporary political structures and behaviors, authors Karen O'Connor and Larry Sabato help you see how what happened in the past can be used to understand what measures should be taken in the future. The authors focus on qualitative literacy to help you learn to analyze, interpret, synthesize and apply information from charts, graphs and other visual sources.

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Published by Pearson (July 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137655656

Subject: Political Science

Category: American Government

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Brief Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT

  1. American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Federal System
  4. Civil Liberties
  5. Civil Rights

PART II: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

  1. Congress
  2. The Presidency
  3. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
  4. The Judiciary

PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

  1. Public Opinion and Political Socialization
  2. Political Parties
  3. Campaigns, Elections and Voting
  4. The News Media
  5. Interest Groups

PART IV: PUBLIC POLICY

  1. Domestic and Economic Policy
  2. Foreign and Defense Policy

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