Table of Contents

Brief Contents


Meet the Authors

To the Student

To the Instructor

Preface

PART I Foundations of Government

1American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture

2The Constitution

3The Federal System

4Civil Liberties

5Civil Rights

PART II Institutions of Government

6Congress

7The Presidency

8The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

9The Judiciary

PART III Political Behavior

10Public Opinion and Political Socialization

11Political Parties

12Campaigns, Elections, and Voting

13The News Media

14Interest Groups

PART IV Public Policy

15Social and Economic Policy

16Foreign and Defense Policy

Appendices

I The Declaration of Independence

II The Constitution of the United States of America

III Federalist Papers: Nos. 10, 51, 78

Glossary

Endnotes

Credits

Index