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Connect Master 2.0: Political Science OLA

Connect Master 2.0: Political Science OLA

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ISBN10: 1260484602
ISBN13: 9781260484601
Copyright: 2022
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Introduction to American Government
The American Government and Politics
Types of Government
Foundations of the United States’ Representative Democracy
The American People
American Political Values and Culture
American Demographics

The Constitution
What is a Constitution?
Types of Government and the Purpose of a Constitution
Political Thought That Shaped the United States
From Colonies to a Confederation
Causes of the American Revolution
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
The Constitution of the United States
An Overview of the U.S. Constitution
The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
The Bill of Rights 
The Amendment Process

What is Federalism?
Systems of Government
The U.S. Federal System
The Constitution and Federalism
The Evolution of Federalism
Federalism in the Early United States
U.S. Federalism: 1790-1865
U.S. Federalism: 1865-1937
U.S. Federalism since 1937
Modern Federalism
Contemporary Constitutional Issues
Contemporary Political Conditions and Federalism

Civil Liberties
The Evolution of Civil Liberties
The Difference Between Rights and Liberties
The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties
The Role of the Federal Courts in Upholding Civil Liberties
Applying the Bill of Rights to the States
The Civil Liberties
The Freedom of Speech
The Freedom of the Press
The Freedom of Religion
The Right to Bear Arms
The Rights of Accused Persons
The Right to Privacy

Civil Rights
Political Equality
Pollical Equality in the United States
Discrimination in the United States
Seeking Equality in the United States
Early Interpretations of Equality
The Constitutional Understanding of Civil Rights
Segregation in the Post-Civil War United States
The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement
Activism and Achievement in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement
Expanding Civil Rights in the 20th Century
Contemporary Civil Rights in the United States
Affirmative Action
Assessing the Protection of Civil Rights
Civil Rights Today

Public Opinion
Political Socialization and Measuring Opinion
Factors in Political Socialization
Public Opinion Polls
Opinion Dimensions
Analyzing Public Opinion Polls
Influences on Public Opinion
Party Identification and Public Opinion
Political Ideology and Public Opinion
Demographics and Public Opinion
The Impact of Public Opinion on Policy
Public Opinion Issues and Policy Assignee
The Influence of Public Opinion Polls

Voting and Elections
Voting in the United States
The History of Political Participation in the United States
Recent Debates Related to Voting
The Voter and Voting
Political Campaigns
Political Campaigns and Politics
Political Campaigns and Candidates
Campaign Finance and Law
Elections in the United States
Primary and General Elections in the United States
Congressional Elections
Presidential Elections

Political Parties
The Development of Political Parties
The Functions and Organizations of Political Parties
The Development of Political Party Systems in the United States
Modern Political Parties
The Two-Party System
Modern Political Parties and Issues
Polarization and Divided Government

Interest Groups
Interest Groups in American Politics
What are Interest Groups?
The Evolution of Interest Groups
Interest Group Typology and Membership
Types of Interest Groups
Interest Group Membership
Interest Group Strategies
Direct Interest Group Strategies
Indirect Interest Group Strategies

The Media
The Role of Media in Government
The Roles of Media
The Relationship between Media and Politics
The Evolution of Media in U.S. Politics
The Development of Media in U.S. Politics
The Role of Media in Politics Today
Corporate Ownership of Media

The Origin and Structure of Congress
The Origins of the U.S. Congress
The Structure of Congress
The Powers of Congress
Representation in the U.S. Congress
Models of Representation in the U.S. Congress
Electing Members of Congress
The Legislative Process
The Rules and Norms of Congress
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Congressional Voting Behavior

The Presidency
The Origin and Development of the Presidency
The Constitution and Presidential Powers
The Development of Presidential Powers
Presidential Evolved Powers
Selecting a President
The Requirements to be the President
The Selection of Presidential Candidates
Electing a President through the Electoral College
The Executive Branch
The Structure of the Executive Branch
Checks and Balances on the Executive Branch

The Bureaucracy
The Development of the Federal Bureaucracy
The Evolution of Bureaucracy in the United States
The Bureaucratic Structure in the United States
Bureaucrats and Policy
The Purpose of Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic Accountability
Who are Bureaucrats?
The U.S. Bureaucracy Today
Types of Bureaucrats

The Judicial Branch
The Role of the Judicial Branch 
The Foundations of the Judicial ranch
The Federal Justice System
The Federal Court System
The Supreme Court
The Structure of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Process

Domestic Policy
The Development of Domestic Policy
Overview of Domestic Policy
Tools of Domestic Policy
Economic Theories and Policy
Measurement of the U.S. Economy
Economic Theories Used in the United States
Fiscal and Monetary Policy
The U.S. Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy
The Federal Budget
Income Security Programs
Domestic Policies in the United States
Health Policy
Education Policy
Immigration Policy
Environmental and Energy Policies

Foreign Policy
The Foundations of Foreign Policy in the United States
The Historical Development of Foreign Policy in the United States
Presidential Foreign Policy Doctrines
Foreign Policy Goals and Tools
Roles in U.S. Foreign Policy
Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy Issues Today
Foreign Policy in the Age of Terrorism
Trade Policy and Economic Expansion

Skills for American Government
A: Analyzing Primary Sources
B: Analyzing Supreme Court Decisions
C: Analyzing Tables and Figures
D. Evaluating News Stories
E. Writing a Critical Analysis
F: Incorporating Sources into Writing
G:  Analyzing a Case Study
H: Writing a Persuasive Piece

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