"United States Government: Democracy in Action" reflects the most current information on the United States government, focusing on the changes that have occurred in the past years. This High School textbook offers students hands-on activities with Democracy in Action Workshops that help them understand the principles they read about in the text. It allows students to "Revisit" real Supreme Court cases with Supreme Court Cases to Debate. It involves students in debating today's hottest issues. The Issues to Debate features show students how their lives are connected to the complex political world around them.
UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Chapter 1 People & Government Chapter 2 Origins of American Government Chapter 3 The Constitution Chapter 4 The Federal System
UNIT 2 THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Chapter 5 The Organization of Congress Chapter 6 Development of Congressional Powers Chapter 7 Congress at Work
UNIT 3 THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH Chapter 8 The Presidency Chapter 9 Presidential Leadership Chapter 10 The Federal Bureaucracy
UNIT 4 THE JUDICIAL BRANCH Chapter 11 The Federal Court System Chapter 12 Supreme Court Decision Making
UNIT 5 LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL Chapter 13 Constitutional Freedoms Chapter 14 Citizenship & Equal Justice Chapter 15 Law in America
UNIT 6 PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNMENT Chapter 16 Political Parties Chapter 17 Elections & Voting Chapter 18 Interest Groups & Public Opinion Chapter 19 The Mass Media
UNIT 7 PUBLIC POLICIES & POLICY Chapter 20 Taxing & Spending Chapter 21 Social & Domestic Policy Chapter 22 Foreign Policy & Defense
UNIT 8 STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT Chapter 23 Structure & Function of State Government Chapter 24 Structure & Function of Local Government
UNIT 9 POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS Chapter 25 Political Systems in Today's World Chapter 26 Development of Economic Systems
Reference Handbook Glossary Index Spanish Glossary
About the author Richard C. Remy, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education, The Ohio State University, and Senior Consultant on Civic Education with the Mershon Center for International Security and Public Policy at Ohio State. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University, taught in the Chicago public schools, and served as a consultant to numerous school systems, state departments of education, federal government agencies, and East European ministries of education. His books include: Building Civic Education for Democracy in Poland, Teaching About International Conflict and Peace, Approaches to World Studies, Teaching About National Security, American Government and National Security, Civics for Americans, Lessons on the Constitution, and Citizenship Decision Making. He is General Editor for American Government at Work, a nine-volume encyclopedia for middle schools and high schools.