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Test Bank For Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics 9th Edition By Christine Barbour, Gerald C. Wright, ISBN: 9781544326016, ISBN: 9781544326030, ISBN: 9781544369860, ISBN: 9781544369877

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Test Bank For Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics 9th Edition By Barbour

Test Bank For Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics 9th Edition By Christine Barbour, Gerald C. Wright, ISBN: 9781544326016, ISBN: 9781544326030, ISBN: 9781544369860, ISBN: 9781544369877

“I consistently recommend the book to [colleagues] who are teaching American government for the first time. It is easy to use, and it provides all of the basics that any student would ever need to know. It is easy for students to read, and it challenges their preconceived notions about the world…”
James W. Stoutenborough, Idaho State University

Keeping the Republic gives students the power to

  • examine the narrative of what’s going on in American politics,
  • distinguish fact from fiction and balance from bias, and
  • influence the message through informed citizenship.

Keeping the Republic draws students into the study of American politics, showing them how to think critically about “who gets what, and how” while exploring the twin themes of power and citizenship. Students are pushed to consider how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics, and to be savvy consumers of political information.

The thoroughly updated Ninth Edition considers how a major component of power is who controls the information, how it is assembled into narratives, and whether we come to recognize fact from fiction. Citizens now have unprecedented access to power – the ability to create and share their own narratives – while simultaneously being even more vulnerable to those trying to shape their views. The political landscape of today gives us new ways to keep the republic, and some high-tech ways to lose it.

Throughout the text and its features, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright show students how to effectively apply the critical thinking skills they develop to the political information they encounter every day. Students are challenged to deconstruct prevailing narratives and effectively harness the political power of the information age for themselves.

Table Of Content

About the Authors
Preface
To the Student
1 POLITICS: WHO GETS WHAT, AND HOW?

What Is Politics?

Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship

Origins of Democracy in America

The Evolution of American Citizenship

Thinking Critically About American Politics

2 AMERICAN CITIZENS AND POLITICAL CULTURE

Who Is an American?

The Ideas That Unite Us

The Ideas That Divide Us

The Citizens and American Political Beliefs

3 POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING

Politics in the English Colonies

The Split From England

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitutional Convention

Ratification

The Citizens and the Founding

4 FEDERALISM AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

The Three Branches of Government

Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

Federalism

Amending the Constitution

The Citizens and the Constitution

5 FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN LIBERTIES

Rights in a Democracy

The Bill of Rights and Incorporation

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Expression

The Right to Bear Arms

The Rights of Criminal Defendants

The Right to Privacy

The Citizens and Civil Liberties

6 THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

The Meaning of Political Inequality

Rights Denied on the Basis of Race: African Americans

Rights Denied on the Basis of Other Racial and Ethnic Identities

Rights Denied on the Basis of Gender

Rights Denied on Other Bases

The Citizens and Civil Rights

7 CONGRESS

Understanding Congress

Congressional Powers and Responsibilities

Congressional Elections

Congressional Organization

How Congress Works

The Citizens and Congress

8 THE PRESIDENCY

The Presidential Job Description

The Evolution of the American Presidency

Presidential Politics

Managing the Presidential Establishment

The Presidential Personality

The Citizens and the Presidency

9 THE BUREAUCRACY

What Is Bureaucracy?

The American Federal Bureaucracy

Politics Inside the Bureaucracy

External Bureaucratic Politics

The Citizens and the Bureaucracy

10 THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE COURTS

Law and the American Legal System

Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judicial Review

Federalism and the American Courts

The Supreme Court

The Citizens and the Courts

11 PUBLIC OPINION

The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy

Citizen Values

What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?

Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion

The Citizens and Public Opinion

12 POLITICAL PARTIES

Why Political Parties?

Do American Parties Offer Voters a Choice?

The History of Parties in America

What Do Parties Do?

Characteristics of the American Party System

The Citizens and Political Parties

13 INTEREST GROUPS

The Formation and Role of Interest Groups

Types of Interest Groups

Interest Group Politics

Interest Group Resources

The Citizens and Interest Groups

14 VOTING, CAMPAIGNS, AND ELECTIONS

Voting in a Democratic Society

Exercising the Right to Vote in America

How America Decides

Presidential Campaigns

The Citizens and Elections

15 MEDIA, POWER, AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Where Do We Get Our Information?

How Does Media Ownership Affect Control of the Narrative?

Spinning Political Narratives

Politics as Public Relations

The Citizens and the Media

16 SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Making Public Policy

The Case of Social Policy

The Case of Environmental Policy

The Citizens and Social Policy

17 ECONOMIC POLICY

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Economy

Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

Economic Regulatory Policy

The Citizens and Economic Policy

18 FOREIGN POLICY

Understanding Foreign Policy

Who Makes American Foreign Policy?

How Do We Define a Foreign Policy Problem?

How Do We Solve Foreign Policy Problems?

American Foreign Policy Today

The Citizens and Foreign Policy

Appendix Material
Notes
Glossary
Index