Introduction to American Government

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By Laura Schneider
©2019, 514 pages

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    Introduction to American Government encourages students to think critically about current issues in politics and policy and to question how and why America has achieved its current position politically.

    Over the course of seventeen chapters, students learn the fundamentals of democracy, the Constitution, and Federalism. They become familiar with the judicial and executive branches of government, the President, and Congress. They consider the impact of social movements, interest groups, political parties, public opinion, and the media. Lastly, they examine civil rights and liberties, and social and foreign policy.

    In a clear and concise manner, the book engages both majors and non-majors in the field by emphasizing the fundamentals of government. Introduction to American Government provides foundational information in a student-friendly style for introductory courses in civics and American government.

    Laura Schneider holds a Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University and is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Schneider teaches courses in introductory American government, environmental policy, the policy process, and women and politics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Schneider is a member of the Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Advisory Board. Her professional writing has been published in the Journal of Political Science Education and Conservation and Society.
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