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21st Century American Government and Politics

In covering American government and politics, our text

  • introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
  • explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
  • describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
  • details the branches of government and how they operate; and
  • shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.
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