American Government (12th Edition)

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9780132364553: American Government (12th Edition)

For one semester/quarter courses in Introduction to American Government. This text presents a succinct and timely approach to the principles and practices of the American governmental system. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, this book is specifically structured to engage today's students through a concise, stimulating style that is free of ideological and political bias. Walter E. Volkomer wrote this book with the intent of producing a relatively short American government textbook that would provide all of the necessary details to give students a full understanding of the governmental system.

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How politics affect our daily lives:

  • ABC News DVD for Students and Instructors offers over eight hours of quality news programs related to topics in the text, showing students the importance of politics in our daily live by examining events such as in the hurricane Katrina.
  • Make it Real 2.0 contains dynamic simulations developed by Prentice Hall exclusively for American Government.  Make it Real also contains activities on civic participation, interactive timelines and maps, quizzes, primary source documents, Census data, and exercises in visual literacy. Students will use information such as real election results, real demographics, maps and voting score cards. Self-study quizzes are available for the student to take to make sure they understand the concepts used in completing the simulations and other activities. URL: www.prenhall.com/makeitreal2
  • A comprehensive website, featuring a plethora of interactive study aids and additional links pertinent to the subject matter, works in tandem with the text, bringing material to life for students: www.prenhall.com/volkomer.

Current and up-to-date coverage:

  • NEW- census information about population changes in the U.S.
  • NEW- updated coverage of George W. Bush's presidency.
  • NEW- coverage of the 110th Congress controlled by the Democrats.
  • NEW- updated coverage of Supreme Court rulings on civil liberties and civil rights
  • 2006 election information gives your students complete coverage of the 2006 election. It provides information and analysis on the context of the election campaign, and data showing the election results.
  • 2004 National election coverage including the presidential nomination and election campaigns, congressional election results, and voting behavior of the American public.  

 

New to this Edition:

  • NEW- Discussion of new media and blogs and their impact on and importance in American politics.
  • NEW- Information about party identification by Americans and updated data on Political Actions Committees.
  • NEW- Updated on changes to the presidential nomination system and changes that will affect the 2008 primaries.
  • NEW- Updated information on the Federal Reserve Board policies.
  • NEW- Updated coverage of the ware on terrorism.

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