The Complete Idiot's Guide To American Government

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9780028643533: The Complete Idiot's Guide To American Government

The most up-to-date general reference book on the history and structure of U.S. government.

This overview of all the government’s major institutions and agencies, the election process, and the creation and passing of laws and taxes has been updated with the latest information on such important issues as campaign finance reform, fundraising, and homeland security.

• Completely updated resource section includes the latest government websites
• The only American government book to include the results of the 2004 presidential election
• Re-structured to complement high school and college political science/civics courses

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About the Author:

Mary Shaffrey is the Washington correspondent for the Winston- Salem Journal. In 2004, she covered the presidential and later vice presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John Edwards.
Melanie Fonder is the press secretary for Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle. She most recently was associate editor for WisPolitics.com, an online political news service. Fonder is working on her M.A. at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin.

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