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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

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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

Preface
To the Student
1 POWER AND CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN POLITICS

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

2 THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING

The Split From England

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitution

Ratification

Citizenship and the Founding

3 FEDERALISM

What Is Federalism?

American Federalism Over Time

Federalism Today

Citizenship and Federalism

4 FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN LIBERTIES

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

5 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

Citizenship and Civil Rights Today

6 CONGRESS

Understanding Congress

Congressional Powers and Responsibilities

Congressional Elections

Congressional Organization

How Congress Works

Citizenship and Congress

7 THE PRESIDENCY

The Presidential Job Description

The Evolution of the American Presidency

Presidential Politics

Managing the Presidential Establishment

The Presidential Personality

Citizenship and the Presidency

8 THE BUREAUCRACY

What Is Bureaucracy?

The American Federal Bureaucracy

Politics Inside the Bureaucracy

External Bureaucratic Politics

Citizenship and the Bureaucracy

9 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

Citizenship and the Courts

10 PUBLIC OPINION

The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy

Citizen Values

What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?

Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion

Citizenship and Public Opinion

11 PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS

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

12 VOTING, CAMPAIGNS, AND ELECTIONS

Exercising the Right to Vote in America

How America Decides

Presidential Campaigns

Citizenship and Elections

13 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

Citizenship and the Media

14 DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY

Making Public Policy

Social Policy

Economic Policy

Foreign Policy

Citizenship and Policy

Appendix Material

Articles of Confederation

Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States

Notes
Glossary
Index