American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now

3rd Edition | See Newer Edition

By Brigid Harrison and Jean Harris and Michelle Deardorff

  • Copyright: 2013

  • Publication Date: Dec 26 2012

  • ISBN 10: 0073526398

  • ISBN 13: 9780073526393

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Increase student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with the third edition of American Democracy Now. This program is available with GinA, an edu

Increase student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with the third edition of American Democracy Now. This program is available with GinA, an educational game in which students learn American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill?s LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results.

Unique to this program, American Democracy Now 3e is a student-centered text focused on student performance. This contemporary approach and design, coupled with market-leading digital products, make this an ideal solution to course goals.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 9.6 x 11

  • Page Count: 656

New Features

  • The Connect Plus Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to a learning objective. Connect American Government is a highly interactive learning environment containing media-rich activities designed to bring American Government concepts to life.
  • As part of the Connect Plus Suite, Smartbook is the first and only adaptive reading and learning experience, that changes the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading environment like no other by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long-term learning.
  • As part of the Connect Plus Suite, LearnSmart is an adaptive learning program designed to help students learn faster, study smarter, and retain more knowledge for greater success. Millions of students have answered billions of questions in LearnSmart, making it the most widely used study tool that?s proven to strengthen memory recall, retain student attendance, and boost grades.
  • Practice: Government in Action is an interactive game that develops students? understanding of American government. Students take on the role of a first-term congressperson and work towards course outcomes by balancing congressional duties in Washington DC and racing for reelection in their home district.
  • Technology and Politics Chapter: Can American Democracy NOW be disassociated from the technological advances that permitted such developments as internet debates, Twitter campaigns, and a proliferation of media that doesn?t come from a news corporation? We believe students today?who were born after the rise of the internet?need to understand how technology has impacted our current political climate. A new chapter on Technology and Politics, the first of its kind in an American Government program, will recognize the import of these technologies and their impact on American Democracy today. This is learning NOW.
  • **To maintain chapter count the State and Local chapter has been moved to Create and Connect only.
  • QR codes: Your students can access content quickly and easily by simply snapping a bar code and getting instant access to the content they want, the way they want, when they want. This is learning NOW.
  • b>Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Political_Issues_18eX.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Political Issues, 18/e Expanded with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Political Science textbooks by Harrison/Harris/Deardorff, Patterson, and Losco/Baker.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_American_Government_13_14.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: American Government 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill American Government textbooks by Harrison/Harris/Deardorff, Losco/Baker, Patterson, and Maltese/Pika/Shively.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_American_Government_44/e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: American Government, 44/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill American Government textbooks by Harrison et al., Patterson, Maltese/Pika/Shively, and Losco/Baker.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Political_Issues_19e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Political Issues, 19/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Political Science textbooks by Harrison et al., Patterson, and Losco/Baker.

Key Features

  • Critical Thinking: American Democracy Now has critical thinking at its core. The program guides students through the process of understanding American Government through an analytical lens. Through critical thinking elements: Political Inquiry, Critical Thinking about Democracy, Analyzing Sources, Critical Thinking about What's Next, and the Then, Now, Next framework, American Democracy Now is committed to showing students how to critically think about their political world.

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PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Chapter 1: People, Politics, and Participation

Chapter 2: The Constitution The Constitution of the United States of America

Chapter 3

Table of Contents

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PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Chapter 1: People, Politics, and Participation

Chapter 2: The Constitution The Constitution of the United States of America

Chapter 3: Federalism

PART II: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties

Chapter 5: Civil Rights

PART III: LINKAGES BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT

Chapter 6: Political Socialization and Public Opinion

Chapter 7: Interest Groups

Chapter 8: Political Parties

Chapter 9: Elections, Campaigns, and Voting

Chapter 10: The Media

PART IV: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

Chapter 11: Politics and Technology

Chapter 12: Congress

Chapter 13: The Presidency

Chapter 14: The Bureaucracy

Chapter 15: The Judiciary

PART V: PUBLIC POLICY

Chapter 16: Economic Policy

Chapter 17: Domestic Policy

Chapter 18: Foreign Policy and National Security

Appendixes

A: The Declaration of Independence

B: Federalist No. 10

C: Federalist No. 51

D: The Declaration of Sentiments

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About the Authors

Brigid Harrison

Jean Harris

Michelle Deardorff