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Overview

Revel™ 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 students see how what happened in the past can be used to understand what measures should be taken in the future. The 2018 Elections and Updates Edition offers new narrative coverage of the major issues from today’s headlines including the 2018 midterm elections, recent policy under the Trump administration, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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Table of 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

6. Congress
7. The Presidency
8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
9. The Judiciary
 
PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
10. Public Opinion and Political Socialization
11. Political Parties
12. Campaigns, Elections and Voting
13. The News Media
14. Interest Groups
 
PART IV: PUBLIC POLICY
15. Domestic and Economic Policy
16. Foreign and Defense Policy

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