Updated in a new 3rd edition, Living Democracy helps students draw connections between course topics and current events and find a role for themselves in politics and government. Everything about this dynamic book–from its engaging writing and examples, to its bold graphics and photos, to its innovative learning pedagogy and interactive assessment–is designed to get students to participate in their learning, in the classroom, and in all aspects of American politics. By implementing cutting-edge learning theory-based techniques to engage students and help them retain important information, Living Democracy has set a new standard for how textbooks can help students learn.
Table of Contents
Part One: Foundations of American Government
1 American Government: Democracy in Action
2 Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework
4 Civil Liberties
5 Civil Rights
Part Two: The Institutions of American Government
7 The Presidency
9 The Judiciary
Part Three: The American Public and the Democratic Process
10 Political Socialization and Public Opinion
11 The Politics of the Media
12 Civic and Political Engagement
13 Interest Groups
14 Elections and Participation in America
15 Political Parties
Part Four: Public Policy
16 Public Policy in the United States
17 Making Economic Policy
18 Foreign and National Security Policy
Part Five: Texas
19 The Social and Economic Forces of Texas Politics
20 The Texas Constitution
21 Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas
22 The Texas Legislature
23 The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy
24 The Texas Judiciary
25 Local Government in Texas
1 Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies (annotated)
2 The Constitution of the United States (annotated)
3 The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison
4 The Federalist, No. 51, James Madison
5 Anti-Federalist, To the Citizens of the State of New York, October 18, 1787
6 The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln
7 I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King
8 Presidents and Congresses
9 Supreme Court Justices
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