Looseleaf For We The People An Introduction To American Government

Author: Thomas Patterson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259439186
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Tom Patterson’s We the People is a concise approach to American Government emphasizing critical thinking through relevant examples that appeal to today’s students. This extremely readable program provides opportunities to engage with the political process through tools that help students learn how to think about politics, utilizing digital resources that connect students with the material in a highly personalized way.

We The People

Author: Benjamin Ginsberg
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393283648
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Politics is relevant and participation matters.

We The People

Author: Thomas E. Patterson
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ISBN: 9780072401882
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Beyond The Boundaries

Author: Georgia A. Persons
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412815126
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In the past, African American aspirations for political offi ce were assumed to be limited to areas with sizeable black population bases. By and large, black candidates have rarely been successful in statewide or national elections. This has been attributed to several factors: limited resources available to African American candidates, or identifi cation with a black liberationist ideological thrust. Other factors have been a relatively small and spatially concentrated primary support base of black voters, and the persistent resistance of many white voters to support black candidates. For these reasons, the possibility of black candidates winning elections to national offi ce was presumably just a dream. Conventional wisdom conceded a virtual cap on both the possible number of black elected officials and the level of elective offi ce to which they could ascend. But objective political analysis has not always made sufficient allowances for the more universal phenomenon of individual political ambitions. Th e contributors to this volume explore the ways ambitious individuals identifi ed and seized upon strategies that are expanding the boundaries of African American electoral politics. This volume is anchored by a symposium that focuses on new possibiities in African American politics. Both the electoral contests of 2006 and the Barack Obama presidential campaign represent an emergent dynamic in American electoral politics. Analysts are beginning to agree that the contours of social change now make the electoral successes of black candidates who are perceived as ideologically and culturally mainstream increasingly likely. The debate captured in this volume will likely inspire further scholarly inquiry into the changing nature and dimensions of the larger dynamic of race in American politics and the subsequent changing political fortunes of African American candidates.

We The People Grades 5 8

Author: Daniel S. Campagna
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580377947
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Bring history to life for students in grades 5 and up with We the People! Students love learning about the U.S. government from this engaging classroom supplemental text. Lessons in this 96-page book cover all three branches and levels of the government, a response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and a contact list of government agencies and organizations. Lesson topics also include the Liberty Bell, elections, the American flag, money, public opinion, and the Constitution. The book includes Web resources, a bibliography, various activities, and an answer key.

Gateways To Democracy An Introduction To American Government

Author: John G. Geer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305562402
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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gateways To Democracy An Introduction To American Government

Author: John G. Geer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133602231
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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY continues with its framework of gateways to help students conceptualize participation and civic engagement--even democracy itself--with reference to how individuals access the political system. This approach helps students better see the relevance of government in their lives. GATEWAYS uniquely incorporates policy into a section at the end of each chapter, complementing the way many instructors teach the course and helping students better understand the connection between public opinion, policy-making and how public policy applies to their lives. The second edition, complete with 2012 election updates, emphasizes critical thinking by clearly outlining learning outcomes and enhancing student learning with self-assessment Checkpoints and a clear chapter study plan. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

We The People Not We The Government

Author: Ma'ximo D. Cor'doba
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440103607
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My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 Did you know that past Presidents are paid for life by the government? Who foots the bill? We the People! Do you continue to receive pay from your last job? NO! I don't think so!!! Did you know that Foreigners are given Grants for Education, money for child care, gas or transportation and loans to start a Business with no tax responsibility for five years? Did you know that those Foreigners will take these benefits graduate and return to their country? Did you know that we can research all this on the World Wide Web? Did you know, President Bush has announced that he is allowing twelve thousand Iraqi Refugees into the U.S. by the end of September 2008, while most U.S. citizens have lost their homes? Let's wake up America! We the people should not allow the government that represent us to make decisions without involving us in the decision making process. Who is your State Senator? Call your Senator and denounce decisions that will cause American to pay more and receive less.

We The People Volume 2

Author: Bruce Ackerman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674003977
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Volume 3, Publisher description: The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Challenging conventional legal analysis and arguing instead that constitutional politics won the day, he describes the complex interactions among branches of government--and also between government and the ordinary people who participated in the struggle. He showcases leaders such as Everett Dirksen, Hubert Humphrey, and Richard Nixon who insisted on real change, not just formal equality, for blacks and other minorities. The Civil Rights Revolution transformed the Constitution, but not through judicial activism or Article V amendments. The breakthrough was the passage of laws that ended the institutionalized humiliations of Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth. This legislation gained congressional approval only because of the mobilized support of the American people--and their principles deserve a central place in the nation's history. Ackerman's arguments are especially important at a time when the Roberts Court is actively undermining major achievements of America' Second Reconstruction.