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Overview

For courses in American Government

Influence students to act by exploring American politics through the Constitution
Revel™ Government by the People
provides a constitutional anchor for critical thinking and helps turn students into citizens who are informed and involved in the decisions and processes of our constitutional democracy. Throughout, authors David Magleby, Paul Light, and Christine Nemacheck show students the stake they have in our government, and help them see the ways they can make a difference. The text emphasizes the importance of learning the structure of American government and politics, and that when students act on that knowledge, through participation, they can have an impact on the future of their community, their state, the nation, and the world. 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.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. Before purchasing, check with your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN. Revel access is title-specific and edition-specific and is not transferable. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES         
1. Constitutional Democracy
2. Constitutional Foundations     
3. American Federalism
 
PART II: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
4. The American Political Landscape     
5. Interest Groups        
6. Political Parties         
7. Public Opinion, Ideology, Participation, and Voting     
8. Campaigns and Elections      
9. The Media and U.S. Politics 
 
PART III: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
10. Congress  
11. The Presidency      
12. The Federal Bureaucracy and Public Policy 
13. The Judiciary          
 
PART IV: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES     
14. Civil Liberties
15. Civil Rights
 
PART V: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY         
16. Economic and Social Policy
17. Foreign and Defense Policy

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