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American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 Edition, 11th Edition

By Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Alixandra B. Yanus

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 29, 2010

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Updated in a new 2011 edition, American Government: Roots and Reform provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama’s first two years in office and the 111th Congress, the 2010 congressional elections, continued concerns related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and domestic concerns related to health care reform and the economy.

Table of Contents


1. The Political Landscape

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism

4. State and Local Government

5. Civil Liberties

6. Civil Rights



7. Congress

8. The Presidency

9. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

10. The Judiciary



11. Public Opinion and Political Socialization

12. Political Parties

13. Elections and Voting

14. The Campaign Process

15. The News Media

16. Interest Groups



17. Domestic Policy

18. Economic Policy

19. Foreign and Defense Policy



The Declaration of Independence

Federalist No. 10

Federalist No. 51

Federalist No. 78

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2010

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ISBN-13: 978-0-205-77130-1

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