We The People, 15th Edition
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Tom Patterson’s We the People is a concise approach to American government, emphasizing critical thinking through questions and examples relevant to today’s students. This exceptionally readable text provides opportunities to engage with the political process through tools that help students learn how to think about politics, utilizing digital resources that connect learners with the material in a personalized way. Each chapter features provocative boxes that ask students to think critically about contemporary questions, including How the U.S. Differs and How the 50 States Differ and Fake or Fact?, all of which provide tools for students to assess data and claims for themselves. Finally, each chapter includes suggestions on how the student can participate as a citizen of our democracy. The suggestions are categorized by the founding principle they embody—liberty, equality, or self-government—reinforcing the relevance of these principles today.
CHAPTER 1 Critical Thinking and Political Culture: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
CHAPTER 2 Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
CHAPTER 3 Federalism: Forging a Nation
CHAPTER 4 Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
CHAPTER 5 Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness
CHAPTER 6 Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice
CHAPTER 7 Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will
CHAPTER 8 Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voters’ Choice
CHAPTER 9 Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
CHAPTER 10 The News Media and the Internet: Communicating Politics
CHAPTER 11 Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
CHAPTER 12 The Presidency: Leading the Nation
CHAPTER 13 The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
CHAPTER 14 The Federal Judicial System: Interpreting the Law
CHAPTER 15 Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
CHAPTER 16 Income, Welfare, and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security
CHAPTER 17 Foreign Policy: Protecting the National Interest
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