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United States Government: Democracy in Action Interactive Student Edition

 
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"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.

CONTENTS

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.



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