American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.
Senior Contributing Authors
Glen Krutz (Content Lead), University of Oklahoma
Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)
- American Government and Civic Engagement
Module 2What is Government?
Module 4Engagement in a Democracy
- Civil Liberties
Module 2What Are Civil Liberties?
Module 3Securing Basic Freedoms
Module 4The Rights of Suspects
Module 5Interpreting the Bill of Rights
- Civil Rights
Module 4The Fight for Women’s Rights
- The Politics of Public Opinion
Module 2The Nature of Public Opinion
Module 3How Is Public Opinion Measured?
Module 4What Does the Public Think?
Module 5The Effects of Public Opinion
- The Media
Module 2What Is the Media?
Module 3The Evolution of the Media
Module 4Regulating the Media
Module 5The Impact of the Media
- Political Parties
Module 3The Two-Party System
- Interest Groups and Lobbying
Module 2Interest Groups Defined
Module 3Congressional Elections
Module 4Congressional Representation
Module 5House and Senate Organizations
Module 6The Legislative Process
- The Bureaucracy
Module 5Controlling the Bureaucracy
- Domestic Policy
Module 2What Is Public Policy?
Module 3Categorizing Public Policy
Module 4Policy Arenas
Module 6Budgeting and Tax Policy
Module 1Declaration of Independence
Module 1Federalist Papers #10 and #51
Module 1Selected Supreme Court Cases