Table of Contents

Preface

1 Students and the System
Chapter 1. American Government and Civic Engagement
Chapter 2. The Constitution and Its Origins
Chapter 3. American Federalism

2 Individual Agency and Action
Chapter 4. Civil Liberties
Chapter 5. Civil Rights
Chapter 6. The Politics of Public Opinion
Chapter 7. Voting and Elections

3 Toward Collective Action: Mediating Institutions
Chapter 8. The Media
Chapter 9. Political Parties
Chapter 10. Interest Groups and Lobbying

4 Delivering Collective Action: Formal Institutions
Chapter 11. Congress
Chapter 12. The Presidency
Chapter 13. The Courts
Chapter 14. State and Local Government

5 The Outputs of Government
Chapter 15. The Bureaucracy
Chapter 16. Domestic Policy
Chapter 17. Foreign Policy

Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Federalist Papers #10 and #51
Electoral College Votes by State, 2012–2020
Selected Supreme Court Cases