Test Bank For Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics – Brief Edition 8th Edition By Barbour
Test Bank For Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics – Brief Edition 8th Edition By Christine Barbour, Gerald C. Wright, ISBN: 9781544324432, ISBN: 9781544316215, ISBN: 9781544370811, ISBN: 9781544367125
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 Eighth 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.
Up-to-date with 2018 election results and analysis, as well as the impact of recent Supreme Court rulings, shifting demographics, and emerging and continuing social movements, Keeping the Republic, Eighth Edition is a much-needed resource to help students make sense of politics in America today.
Table Of Content
What Is Politics?
Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship
Democracy in America
Who Is a Citizen and Who Is Not?
What Do American Citizens Believe?
How to Use the Themes and Features in This Book
Citizenship and Politics
The Split From England
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
Citizenship and the Founding
What Is Federalism?
American Federalism Over Time
Citizenship and Federalism
Rights in a Democracy
The Bill of Rights and the States
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Expression
The Right to Bear Arms
The Rights of Criminal Defendants
The Right to Privacy
Citizenship 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
Citizenship and Civil Rights Today
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities
How Congress Works
Citizenship and Congress
The Presidential Job Description
The Evolution of the American Presidency
Managing the Presidential Establishment
The Presidential Personality
Citizenship and the Presidency
What Is Bureaucracy?
The American Federal Bureaucracy
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy
External Bureaucratic Politics
Citizenship 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
Citizenship and the Courts
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy
What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion
Citizenship and Public Opinion
What Are Political Parties?
The American Party System
The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groups
Interest Group Politics
Interest Group Resources
Citizenship and Political Groups
Exercising the Right to Vote in America
How America Decides
Citizenship and Elections
Where Do We Get Our Information?
How Does Media Ownership Affect Control of the Narrative?
Spinning Political Narratives
Politics as Public Relations
Citizenship and the Media
Making Public Policy
Citizenship and Policy
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States