American Democracy Now, 8th Edition
* The estimated amount of time this product will be on the market is based on a number of factors, including faculty input to instructional design and the prior revision cycle and updates to academic research-which typically results in a revision cycle ranging from every two to four years for this product. Pricing subject to change at any time.
Additional Product Information:
The political landscape in America is shifting rapidly, making American Democracy Now’s clear presentation of national government and politics—with 2022 electoral results—and the importance of political participation more valuable than ever. The authors focus on developing the critical thinking skills necessary for a democracy, through features such as the Then/Now/Next paradigm, showing learners how the past is relevant to today and into the future; Analyzing the Sources and Evaluating the Facts to guide the interpretation of data, images, maps, and primary sources; and Thinking Critically, a debate feature that presents multiple sides of an issue so students can develop and defend their own positions. A unique chapter on Politics and Technology teaches students to critically assess media messages. And American Democracy Now is the only text to feature an annotated Constitution, so students can engage meaningfully with this foundational and oft-invoked document of our democracy.
Chapter 2. The Constitution
Chapter 3. Federalism
Chapter 4. Civil Liberties
Chapter 5. Civil Rights
Chapter 6. Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Chapter 7. Interest Groups & Social Movements
Chapter 8. Political Parties
Chapter 9. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
Chapter 10. The Media
Chapter 11. Politics and Technology
Chapter 12. Congress
Chapter 13. The Presidency
Chapter 14. The Bureaucracy
Chapter 15. The Judiciary
Chapter 16. Economic Policy
Chapter 17. Domestic Policy
Chapter 18. Foreign Policy and National Security
Bonus Chapter 19 (Connect). State and Local Government
Bonus Appendix A (Connect). Declaration of Independence
Bonus Appendix B (Connect). Federalist No. 10
Bonus Appendix C (Connect). Federalist No. 51
By prompting students to engage with key concepts, while continually adapting to their individual needs, Connect activates learning and empowers students to take control resulting in better grades and increased retention rates. Proven online content integrates seamlessly with our adaptive technology, and helps build student confidence outside of the classroom.
Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 is an adaptive learning solution that provides personalized learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. SmartBook 2.0 fosters more productive learning, taking the guesswork out of what to study, and helps students better prepare for class. With the ReadAnywhere mobile app, students can now read and complete SmartBook 2.0 assignments both online and off-line. For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 provides more granular control over assignments with content selection now available at the concept level. SmartBook 2.0 also includes advanced reporting features that enable instructors to track student progress with actionable insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.