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Test Bank For American Government Stories of a Nation, The Essentials 2nd Edition By F. Abernathy

Test Bank For American Government Stories of a Nation, The Essentials 2nd Edition By Scott F. Abernathy, ISBN: 9781544327624, ISBN: 9781544327617, ISBN: 9781544377544, ISBN: 9781544370781

“The main strength of this book is that it presents a ‘human’ side to American Government that challenges students to think critically while still presenting the ‘teaching’ side with objectives, self-tests, and chapter reviews.”
—Kathleen Barrett, University of West Georgia

In the Second Edition of American Government, Essentials Edition, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter.

Table Of Content

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER 1. AMERICAN POLITICAL STORIES: CLAIMING RIGHTS, DEMANDING TO BE HEARD

AMERICAN STUDENTS CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS

AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE IS BUILT ON A SET OF SHARED IDEAS

POLITICS AND POLITICAL ACTION SET THE STAGE FOR REVOLUTION

THE STRUCTURE OF INSTITUTIONS AFFECTS HOW CITIZENS PARTICIPATE

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S “LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL” LINKS THE CHALLENGE AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION TO CORE AMERICAN IDEALS

CONCLUSION: THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT CONTINUES, AND YOU ARE PART OF IT

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 2. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: A NEW VISION OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT

JAMES MADISON PLANS FOR A REPUBLIC THAT WILL LAST

THE CONFEDERAL SYSTEM MADE COORDINATION BETWEEN THE STATES DIFFICULT

DELEGATES REACH A COMPROMISE AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

DELEGATES WORK OUT DETAILS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT

FEDERALISTS AND ANTI-FEDERALISTS FIGHT OVER RATIFICATION

CONCLUSION: THE MOTIVES OF THE FRAMERS AND THE EFFECTS OF THE CONSTITUTION ARE STILL BEING DEBATED

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 3. FEDERALISM: THE CHANGING BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE NATION AND THE STATES

THE FIGHT FOR ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA REVEALS TENSIONS BETWEEN STATE AND FEDERAL LAW

THE CONSTITUTION DIVIDES POWER BETWEEN THE NATION AND THE STATES

FOR MUCH OF AMERICAN HISTORY, THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE NATION AND THE STATES WERE SHARPER THAN THEY ARE TODAY

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT’S RESPONSE TO THE GREAT DEPRESSION RESHAPES AMERICAN FEDERALISM

MODERN AMERICAN FEDERALISM REMAINS COOPERATIVE BUT FACES CHALLENGES

CONCLUSION: THE EVOLUTION OF FEDERALISM CONTINUES

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 4. CIVIL LIBERTIES: BUILDING AND DEFENDING FENCES

STANDING ROCK: WATER PROTECTORS CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN NORTH DAKOTA

THE BILL OF RIGHTS ESTABLISHES PROTECTIONS FOR AMERICANS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES

THE FIRST AMENDMENT’S FIRST TWO PROTECTIONS BOTH INVOLVE RELIGION

THE FIRST AMENDMENT ALSO PROTECTS EXPRESSION: SPEECH, PRESS, ASSEMBLY, AND PETITIONING THE GOVERNMENT

THE CONSTITUTION ALSO PROTECTS INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

THE NINTH AND TENTH AMENDMENTS HELP SHAPE FREEDOMS IN THE NATION AND ACROSS THE STATES

CONCLUSION: CIVIL LIBERTIES INVOLVE FENCES STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 5. CIVIL RIGHTS: HOW EQUAL IS EQUAL?

PROTESTERS ACT TO SECURE RIGHTS FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

CIVIL RIGHTS AMENDMENTS EMERGE FROM THE CIVIL WAR—BUT PROVIDE ONLY IMPERFECT PROTECTION

CHALLENGES TO LEGAL SEGREGATION FACE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES

AMERICAN WOMEN WORK TO SECURE THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS

AMERICANS CONFRONT OVERLAPPING FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION

CONCLUSION: HAVE AMERICANS’ CIVIL RIGHTS BEEN SECURED?

CHAPTER REVIEW

PART II: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR AND MASS POLITICS
CHAPTER 6. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: CARRY THAT WEIGHT

TWO PERSPECTIVES ON CAMPUS CARRY OF FIREARMS IN RESPONSE TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION CAN TAKE MANY FORMS

THE DECISION TO VOTE OR NOT VOTE INVOLVES MANY FACTORS

ANOTHER RESPONSE TO CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE FLUIDITY OF PARTICIPATION

ARE YOUNG ADULT AMERICANS REALLY DISCONNECTED FROM THE POLITICAL PROCESS?

CONCLUSION: CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF SELF-GOVERNANCE

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 7. PUBLIC OPINION: HOW ARE AMERICANS’ VOICES MEASURED, AND DO THEY MATTER?

PUBLIC OPINION MAY BE MOVED BY IMPORTANT EVENTS LIKE FERGUSON

PUBLIC OPINION IS THE SUM TOTAL OF INDIVIDUAL BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES

PUBLIC OPINION IS TRANSMITTED AND MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS

POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION

FERGUSON AND THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC OPINION ON DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION

CONCLUSION: HOW MEANINGFUL IS PUBLIC OPINION?

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 8. THE MEDIA: TRUTH, POWER, AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

CAN A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT CHANGE A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? HOW POWERFUL ARE THE MEDIA?

THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN MEDIA SHOWS THAT ISSUES OF POWER AND TRUSTWORTHINESS ARE NOT NEW

QUESTIONS OF BIAS CHALLENGE AMERICANS’ TRUST IN THE MEDIA’S OBJECTIVITY

MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND CONTENT ARE SUBJECT TO REGULATION

THE POWER OF THE MEDIA TO AFFECT THE PUBLIC IS TESTED

CONCLUSION: DEBATES ABOUT THE POWER OF THE MEDIA CONTINUE

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 9. POLITICAL PARTIES: THE INSURGENTS VERSUS THE ESTABLISHMENT

TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SHAKE UP THE FIELD . . . AND CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ABOUT THE POWER AND COHESION OF THEIR PARTIES

PARTIES ACT TO IDENTIFY, SUPPORT, AND NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR ELECTED OFFICE

PARTIES PROVIDE LABELS TO CANDIDATES TO ASSIST VOTERS IN MAKING THEIR CHOICES

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016 THROWS CONVENTIONAL WISDOM OUT THE WINDOW

POLITICAL POLARIZATION, GRIDLOCK, AND TWO-PARTY DOMINANCE ARE THE DEFINING FEATURES OF PARTIES IN GOVERNMENT TODAY

CONCLUSION: HOW WILL THE PARTIES RESPOND?

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 10. CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS: CANDIDATES AND VOTERS IN AN ERA OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ADDRESS LATINO VOTERS IN 2016

NATIONAL ELECTIONS SERVE TO HOLD OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE, BUT REGULATING THEM IS NOT ALWAYS EASY

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVE MANY STAGES AND MOVING PARTS

A FIRST-TIMER RUNS FOR CONGRESS, WINS, AND THEN TURNS TOWARD REELECTION

THE DETAILS OF CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS DIFFER BY STATE, BUT MANY OF THE RULES ARE THE SAME

CONCLUSION: POLITICS AND AMERICA’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 11. INTEREST GROUPS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: COLLECTIVE ACTION, POWER, AND REPRESENTATION

A HOUSING BUBBLE BURSTS, AND INTEREST GROUPS POP OUT

AMERICANS FACE CHALLENGES IN ACTING COLLECTIVELY IN A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

INTEREST GROUPS VARY BY TYPE AND TACTIC

OCCUPY WALL STREET ILLUSTRATES THE STRUGGLES, SUCCESSES, AND FAILURES OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS EMPLOY DIFFERENT TACTICS FROM INTEREST GROUPS TO MAKE CHANGE AND EDUCATE

CONCLUSION: ORGANIZING IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE

CHAPTER REVIEW

PART III: INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 12. CONGRESS: REPRESENTATION, ORGANIZATION, AND LEGISLATION

THE ELECTIONS OF 2018 HIGHLIGHT THE CONNECTIONS AMONG PARTISANSHIP, INSTITUTIONS, AND IDENTITIES IN CONGRESS

THE CONSTITUTION DEFINES CONGRESS’S SHAPE AND POWERS

CONGRESS IS ORGANIZED AROUND FORMAL AND INFORMAL RULES

THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IS COMPLEX BY DESIGN

GETTING TO CONGRESS INVOLVES PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, ELECTORAL, AND FINANCIAL FACTORS

MEMBERS REPRESENT CONSTITUENTS BY HOW THEY ACT AND WHO THEY ARE

CONCLUSION: REPRESENTATION REMAINS COMPLEX, BUT THE LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO CHANGE

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 13. THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY: INSTITUTIONS, INDIVIDUALS, AND POWER

ONE PRESIDENT’S WARS: A WEEK IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF DONALD TRUMP

THE CONSTITUTION OUTLINES THE POWERS OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY AND PLACES LIMITS ON THOSE POWERS

INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER INFORMAL SOURCES OF POWER SHAPE THE MODERN EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PRESIDENTS HAVE PUSHED THE LIMITS OF THEIR POWER TO PRESERVE NATIONAL SECURITY

THE PRESIDENT HAS SEVERAL TOOLS FOR UNILATERAL ACTION

CONCLUSION: THE PARADOXES OF THE PRESIDENCY CONTINUE

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 14. THE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY: PUTTING THE NATION’S LAWS INTO EFFECT

FEDERAL BUREAUCRATIC ACTION CONSISTS OF MANY ACTORS AND EVOLVES OVER TIME

THEORIES OF BUREAUCRATIC ORGANIZATION FOCUS ON RULES, PEOPLE, AND TASKS

THE BUREAUCRACY HAS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO DEMANDS AND CRISES

A FUNCTIONING BUREAUCRACY DEPENDS UPON EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION

THE BUREAUCRACY IS CONSTRAINED BY OVERSIGHT AND REFORM

CONCLUSION: WHAT DOES A “GOOD” BUREAUCRACY LOOK LIKE?

CHAPTER REVIEW

CHAPTER 15. THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY: POLITICS, POWER, AND THE “LEAST DANGEROUS” BRANCH

THE POLITICS OF SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATIONS PLACE NOMINEES ON “TRIAL”

THE CONSTITUTION CASTS THE JUDICIARY AS THE WEAKEST BRANCH

THE “TRIAL” OF JOHN MARSHALL ESTABLISHES THE PRINCIPLE OF JUDICIAL REVIEW

THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS DEFINED BY FEDERALISM

JUDICIAL REVIEW RAISES QUESTIONS OF CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION AND JUDICIAL DECISION MAKING

CONCLUSION: THE TRIAL OF THE SUPREME COURT CONTINUES

CHAPTER REVIEW

APPENDIX 1: ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
APPENDIX 2: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
APPENDIX 3: CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
APPENDIX 4: FEDERALIST NO. 10
APPENDIX 5: FEDERALIST NO. 51
APPENDIX 6: POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATIONS IN CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY, 1789–2017
APPENDIX 7: SUMMARY OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 1789–2016
GLOSSARY
NOTES
INDEX