• Unit 1: Democracy and the Constitution

    Chapter 1                American Government and Politics: The Stories of Our Nation
    Section 1.1              The Fight for Students' Rights 
    Section 1.2              American Political Culture 
    Section 1.3              Competing Theories of Democracy 
    Section 1.4              Institutions, Systems, and Power 
    Chapter 2                The Constitution: A New Vision of Government
    Section 2.1              The Articles of Confederation 
    Section 2.2              The Constitutional Convention 
    Section 2.3              Branches of Government 
    Section 2.4              Ratification: Federalists versus Antifederalists 
    Chapter 3                Federalism: Dividing Power between the National Government and the States
    Section 3.1              Conflict over Medical Marijuana 
    Section 3.2              Federalism and the Constitution 
    Section 3.3              The Dynamic Nature of Federalism 
    Section 3.4              Modern American Federalism 
    Section 3.5              The Supreme Court and Modern Federalism 
    Unit 1 Review

    Unit 2: The Branches of the Federal Government

    Chapter 4                Congress: Representation, Organization, and Legislation
    Section 4.1              The Constitution and Congress
    Section 4.2              Politics of Congressional Elections
    Section 4.3              The Organization of Congress
    Section 4.4              "I'm Just a Bill"
    Section 4.5              Congress and the Budget
    Section 4.6              Challenges of Representation
    Chapter 5                The American Presidency: Individuals, Institutions, and Executive Power
    Section 5.1              Presidential Power and the War on Terror
    Section 5.2              The Constitution and the American Presidency
    Section 5.3              Limits on Presidential Power
    Section 5.4              The Modern Presidency in Context
    Section 5.5              The War on Terror and Presidential Power  
    Chapter 6                The Federal Judiciary: Politics, Power, and the "Least Dangerous" Branch
    Section 6.1              Judicial Independence from Money and Politics-Or Both
    Section 6.2              The Constitution and the Federal Judiciary
    Section 6.3              John Marshall and the Power of the Supreme Court
    Section 6.4              Organization of the Federal Judiciary
    Section 6.5              Judicial Review, Constitutional Interpretation, and Judicial Decision Making
    Chapter 7                The Federal Bureaucracy: Putting the Nation's Laws into Effect
    Section 7.1              How the Bureaucracy Is Organized
    Section 7.2              The Structure of the Modern Federal Bureaucracy
    Section 7.3              The Bureaucracy and Policy Making
    Section 7.4              Checks on the Bureaucracy
    Unit 2 Review

    Unit 3: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    Chapter 8                Civil Liberties: Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
    Section 8.1              The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    Section 8.2              Selective Incorporation
    Section 8.3              The Right of Religious Freedom
    Section 8.4              The Right of Expression and the Right to Own Firearms
    Section 8.5              The Rights of Defendants
    Section 8.6              Privacy and Other Rights
    Chapter 9                Civil Rights: What Is Equality?
    Section 9.1              Securing Rights for Those with Disabilities
    Section 9.2              The Fight against Segregation
    Section 9.3              The Civil Rights Movement
    Section 9.4              The Fight for Women's Rights
    Unit 3 Review

    Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

    Chapter 10           American Political Culture: What Americans Believe
    Section 10.1          Core Political Values 
    Section 10.2          Political Socialization 
    Section 10.3          Globalization and American Core Values 
    Chapter 11            Public Opinion: Measuring Americans' Opinions
    Section 11.1          What Is Public Opinion? 
    Section 11.2          Trying to Measure Public Opinion Accurately 
    Section 11.3          The Effects of Public Opinion on Democratic Representation 
    Chapter 12            Political Ideology
    Section 12.1          Party Ideology 
    Section 12.2          Ideology and Fiscal Policy 
    Section 12.3          Monetary Policy 
    Unit 4 Review

    Unit 5: Political Participation

    Chapter 13            Elections and Campaigns:  Candidates and Voters in an Era of Demographic Change
    Section 13.1          Forms of Political Participation
    Section 13.2          Voting
    Section 13.3          Elections and Democratic Representation
    Section 13.4          The Politics of Presidential Elections
    Section 13. 5         Money and Campaigns
    Chapter 14            Political Parties: The Outsiders versus the Establishment
    Section 14.1          Functions of Political Parties
    Section 14.2          The Development of American Political Parties
    Section 14.3          Parties and Political Campaigns
    Section 14.4          Third Parties
    Chapter 15            Interest Groups and Social Movements: Collective Action, Power and Representation
    Section 15.1          A Nation of Joiners
    Section 15.2          Interest-Group Tactics
    Section 15.3          Social Movements
    Chapter 16            The Media: New Technologies, Enduring Issues
    Section 16.1          The Evolving News Media
    Section 16.1          Regulating Content and Ownership
    Section 16.1          How the Media Shape American Politics Today
    Unit 5 Review