Government Matters: American Democracy in Context
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Part 1: Foundations of American Democracy

1. Democracy and American Politics

2. The Founding and the Constitution

3. Federalism

Part 2: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

Part 3: People and Politics

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization

7. Political Parties

8. Nominations and Elections

9. Participation, Voting Behavior, and Campaigns

10. Interest Groups

11. Media and Politics

Part 4: Institutions of American Democracy

12. Congress

13. The Presidency

14. The Bureaucracy

15. The Judiciary

Part 5: Public Policy

16. The Economy and the National Budget

17. Domestic Policy

18. Foreign and National Security Policy


A. The Declaration of Independence

B. The Constitution of the United States of America

C. Federalist no. 10 (James Madison)

D. Federalist no. 51 (James Madison)