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
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
Who Is an American?
The Ideas That Unite Us
The Ideas That Divide Us
The Citizens and American Political Beliefs
Politics in the English Colonies
The Split From England
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
The Citizens and the Founding
The Three Branches of Government
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Amending the Constitution
The Citizens and the Constitution
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
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
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities
How Congress Works
The Citizens and Congress
The Presidential Job Description
The Evolution of the American Presidency
Managing the Presidential Establishment
The Presidential Personality
The Citizens and the Presidency
What Is Bureaucracy?
The American Federal Bureaucracy
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy
External Bureaucratic Politics
The Citizens and the Bureaucracy
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
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy
What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion
The Citizens and Public Opinion
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
The Formation and Role of Interest Groups
Types of Interest Groups
Interest Group Politics
Interest Group Resources
The Citizens and Interest Groups
Voting in a Democratic Society
Exercising the Right to Vote in America
How America Decides
The Citizens and Elections
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
Making Public Policy
The Case of Social Policy
The Case of Environmental Policy
The Citizens and Social Policy
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Economy
Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy
Economic Regulatory Policy
The Citizens and Economic 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