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American Politics is at a crossroads as technologies have impacted political processes and citizen participation. American Democracy Now meets students where they are through the author’s unique Then/Now/Next paradigm, showing students how today is relevant to the past, and incites their thinking of the future developing key critical thinking skills. It’s forward-looking vision, built on traditional concepts, puts students at the center of American Politics featuring a unique chapter on Politics & Technology; an important tool for citizen engagement of today; and examines technology & its impact on the political process and participation. It is the only text to feature an annotated constitution—strengthening the competence of tomorrow’s political thinkers, while lends coverage to important teachable movements in these politically volatile times. Improve Student Outcomes—Connect American Government features high-quality curated application-based activities and instructor resources all in one place—saving time for development of a high-quality course for delivery. Instructors are given greater flexibility and control through auto-graded assignments and quizzes. Robust analytics award actionable insights to know which students need more guidance or which topics should be reviewed again during lecture to improv4e student outcomes and course goals. Enhance your Teaching—The authors methodically revised the text while develop instructor supplements to accommodate this new paradigm of teaching. This edition features high-quality content backed by advanced technology and learning science for you to achieve the highest outcomes for your course. Accessible to All—This text has moved toward tighter compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and provides students the opportunity to learn regardless of learning style or disability.
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
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
ONLINE Chapter 19. State and Local Government
ONLINE Appendix A The Declaration of Independence
ONLINE Appendix B Federalist No. 10
ONLINE Appendix C Federalist No. 51
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