Subject:
Social Science, Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • 2012–2020
  • <emphasis Effect="italics">laissez-faire</emphasis>
  • Acquisitive Model
  • Affirmative Action
  • Agenda-Setting
  • Agent of Socialization
  • AmGov
  • Amendatory Veto
  • Amendment
  • American Government
  • American Indian Movement (AIM)
  • Amicus Curiae
  • Anti-Federalists
  • Appellate Courts
  • Appellate Jurisdiction
  • Apportionment
  • Approval Ratings
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Associate Justice
  • Association
  • Astroturf Movement
  • Balance of Power
  • Balance of Trade
  • Ballot Fatigue
  • Bandwagon Effect
  • Beat
  • Bicameral Legislature
  • Bicameralism
  • Bill
  • Bill of Attainder
  • Bill of Rights
  • Bipartisanship
  • Black Codes
  • Block Grant
  • Blue Law
  • Bottom-up Implementation
  • Bradley Effect
  • Brief
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Budget Policy
  • Bully Pulpit
  • Bureaucracy
  • Bureaucrats
  • Cabinet
  • Campaign
  • Campaign Funding
  • Categorical Grant
  • Caucus
  • Centralization
  • Charter
  • Checks and Balances
  • Chief Justice
  • Chronic Minority
  • Circuit Courts
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Citizens United
  • Civic Engagement
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Servants
  • Civil Service
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Classical Liberalism
  • Closed Primary
  • Cloture
  • Coattail Effect
  • Cold War
  • Collective Good
  • Collective Representation
  • Commission System
  • Common Goods
  • Common Law
  • Common-law Right
  • Communism
  • Comparable Worth
  • Concurrent Powers
  • Concurring Opinion
  • Confederation
  • Conference
  • Conference Committee
  • Congress
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Congressional Election
  • Congressional Executive Agreement
  • Conscientious Objector
  • Consecutive Term Limits
  • Constituency
  • Constitution
  • Containment
  • Contract Lobbyist
  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Council-administrator
  • Council-elected Executive
  • Council-manager System
  • Courts of Appeals
  • Covert Content
  • Coverture
  • Creeping Categorization
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Election
  • Cultivation Theory
  • De Facto Segregation
  • De Jure Segregation
  • Debt
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Deficit
  • Delegate Legislator
  • Delegate Model of Representation
  • Delegates
  • Democracy
  • Descriptive Representation
  • Devolution
  • Diffuse Support
  • Digital Paywall
  • Dillon’s Rule
  • Diplomacy
  • Direct Action
  • Direct Democracy
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Disenfranchisement
  • Dissenting Opinion
  • Distributive Policy
  • District Courts
  • District System
  • Disturbance Theory
  • Divided Government
  • Docket
  • Domestic Policy
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Dual Court System
  • Dual Federalism
  • Due Process Clause
  • Early Voting
  • Economic Liberty
  • Efficacy
  • Elastic Clause
  • Election
  • Electoral College
  • Electoral College Votes by State
  • Elite Critique
  • Elite Theory
  • Eminent Domain
  • Entitlement
  • Enumerated Powers
  • Equal Protection Clause
  • Equal Protection for Other Groups
  • Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • Equal-time Rule
  • Equality
  • Establishment Clause
  • Ex Post Facto Law
  • Excise Tax Keynesian Economics
  • Exclusionary Rule
  • Executive Agreement
  • Executive Office of the President
  • Executive Order
  • Executive Privilege
  • Exit Poll
  • Expressed Powers
  • Fairness Doctrine
  • Fascism
  • Favorability Polls
  • Federal System
  • Federalism
  • Federalist Papers #10 and #51
  • Federalists
  • Fifteenth Amendment
  • Filibuster
  • First Lady
  • First-past-the-post
  • Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policymaking
  • Formal Powers
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Fragmentation
  • Framing
  • Free Exercise Clause
  • Free Trade
  • Free-market Economics
  • Free-rider Problem
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause
  • General Revenue Sharing
  • Gerrymandering
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Going Public
  • Government
  • Government Corporation
  • Grandfather Clause
  • Grassroots Movement
  • Great Compromise
  • Hard Power
  • Home Rule
  • Horserace Coverage
  • House
  • Hypodermic Theory
  • Ideology
  • Immigration Federalism
  • Impeachment
  • Implied Powers
  • In-house Lobbyist
  • Incumbency
  • Incumbency Advantage
  • Incumbent
  • Indecency Regulation
  • Individualistic Political Culture
  • Inherent Powers
  • Initiative
  • Inside Lobbying
  • Intense Preferences
  • Interest Groups
  • Intermediate Scrutiny
  • Iron Triangle
  • Isolationism
  • Issue Network
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Joint Committee
  • Journalism
  • Judicial Activism
  • Judicial Restraint
  • Judicial Review
  • Judiciary Branch
  • King Caucus
  • Latent Preferences
  • Leading Questions
  • Legislative Liaison
  • Libel
  • Liberal Internationalism
  • Libertarianism
  • Lifetime Ban
  • Line-item Veto
  • Literacy Tests
  • Lobbying
  • Lobbyist
  • Local Government
  • Majoritarian Voting
  • Majority Leader
  • Majority Opinion
  • Majority Party
  • Majority Rule
  • Mandatory Spending
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Margin of Error
  • Markup
  • Mass Media
  • Material Incentives
  • Mayor-council System
  • Media
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Membership Organization
  • Merit System
  • Merit-based Civil Service
  • Midterm Elections
  • Minimal Effects Theory
  • Minority Leader
  • Minority Party
  • Minority Rights
  • Miranda Warning
  • Moderate
  • Modern Conservatism
  • Modern Liberalism
  • Monarchy
  • Monopolistic Model
  • Moralistic Political Culture
  • Muckraking
  • Natural Rights
  • Negotiated Rulemaking
  • Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-isolationism
  • Neopluralists
  • New Federalism
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Nineteenth Amendment
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Nullification
  • Obscenity
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Oligarchy
  • Open Primary
  • Openstax
  • Oral Argument
  • Original Jurisdiction
  • Outside Lobbying
  • Oversight
  • Overt Content
  • Pardon
  • Particularized Benefit
  • Partisanship
  • Party Identifiers
  • Party Organization
  • Party Platform
  • Party Polarization
  • Party Press Area
  • Party Realignment
  • Party-in-government
  • Party-in-the-electorate
  • Pay Schedule
  • Personal Politics
  • Platform
  • Plea Bargain
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Pluralist Theory
  • Pluralists
  • Plurality Voting
  • Polarization
  • Policy Advocates
  • Policy Analysts
  • Political Action Committee
  • Political Machine
  • Political Parties
  • Political Patronage
  • Political Power
  • Political Socialization
  • Politico Model of Representation
  • Politics
  • Poll
  • Poll Tax
  • Pork-barrel Politics
  • Precedent
  • Precinct
  • Presidency
  • President
  • President <emphasis Effect="italics">pro
  • Presidential Election
  • Priming
  • Prior Restraint
  • Private Goods
  • Privatization
  • Privileges and Immunities Clause
  • Probable Cause
  • Progressive Tax
  • Proportional Representation
  • Protectionism
  • Public Administration
  • Public Goods
  • Public Interest Group
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Purposive Incentives
  • Push Poll
  • Race-to-the-bottom
  • Rally Around the Flag Effect
  • Random Sample
  • Rational Basis Test
  • Reappointment
  • Recall
  • Recession
  • Reconstruction
  • Red Tape
  • Redistributive Policy
  • Redistricting
  • Reduction Veto
  • Referendum
  • Regressive Tax
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Reporter’s Privilege
  • Representation
  • Representative Democracy
  • Representative Sample
  • Republic
  • Reserved Powers
  • Residency Requirement
  • Revolving Door Laws
  • Right to Privacy
  • Rule of Four
  • Safe Seat
  • Safety Net
  • Search Warrant
  • Select Committee
  • Selected Supreme Court Cases
  • Selective Engagement
  • Selective Incorporation
  • Self-incrimination
  • Senate
  • Senatorial Courtesy
  • Separation of Powers
  • Shadow Campaign
  • Sherbert Test
  • Signing Statement
  • Slander
  • Social Capital
  • Social Contract
  • Social Security
  • Socialism
  • Soft Money
  • Soft News
  • Soft Power
  • Sole Executive Agreement
  • Solicitor General
  • Solidary Incentives
  • Sorting
  • Speaker of the House
  • Spoils System
  • Standing Committee
  • Stare Decisis
  • State Government
  • Straight-ticket Voting
  • Straw Poll
  • Strict Scrutiny
  • Sunshine Laws
  • Super PAC
  • Supply-side Economics
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Supreme Court
  • Surge-and-decline Theory
  • Survey
  • Symbolic Speech
  • Tax Policy
  • Tempore</emphasis>
  • Term Limits
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Theory of Delegate Representation
  • Third Parties
  • Thirteenth Amendment
  • Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Title IX
  • Toll Goods
  • Top-down Implementation
  • Top-two Primary
  • Totalitarianism
  • Traditional Conservativism
  • Traditionalistic Political Culture
  • Trail of Tears
  • Treaty
  • Trial Court
  • Trustee
  • Trustee Model of Representation
  • Two Presidencies Thesis
  • Two-party System
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Understanding Text
  • Undue Burden Test
  • Unfunded Mandates
  • Unicameral Legislature
  • Unitary System
  • United Nations (UN)
  • Venue Shopping
  • Veto
  • Virginia Plan
  • Voter Fatigue
  • Voter Registration
  • Voter Turnout
  • Voting
  • Voting Cues
  • Voting-age Population
  • Weberian Model
  • What Does the Public Think?
  • Whip
  • Whistleblower
  • White Primary
  • Winner-take-all
  • Writ of Certiorari
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Yellow Journalism
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    English
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    Education Standards

    American Government

    American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

    Senior Contributing Authors

    Glen Krutz (Content Lead), University of Oklahoma

    Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

    Unit 2
    Students and the System
    Unit 3
    Individual Agency and Action
    Unit 4
    Toward Collective Action: Mediating Institutions
    Unit 5
    Delivering Collective Action: Formal Institutions
    Unit 6
    The Outputs of Government