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American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 Texas Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, L. Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2010

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Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.  


From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution” to newer features like the illustrated historical timelines, 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



20. The Context for Texas Politics and Government

21. The Texas Constitution

22. Local Government and Politics in Texas

23. The Texas Legislature

24. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas

25. The Texas Judiciary

26. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas

27. Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Texas



The Declaration of Independence

Federalist No. 10

Federalist No. 51

Federalist No. 78

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2010

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$81.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-82632-2