Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government

Author: John G. Geer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305562402
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Enduring Democracy

Author: Kenneth Dautrich
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1337092983
Format: PDF, Mobi
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THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5th Edition, helps readers understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms -- and that our government endures. Updates include coverage of the 2016 election results and the challenges facing the new administration; a consideration of racial tensions and the political and policy responses to address them; an analysis of the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on how the polls, parties, and other elements of the political environment have been shaped by the 2016 election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as important down-ballot races; new perspectives on President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control; and the most current domestic and foreign policy events, including incidents of gun violence and the growth of ISIS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today Essentials 2017 2018 Edition

Author: Barbara A. Bardes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514276
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 2017-2018 Edition, inspires students to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Unbiased, concisely organized, and updated with Election 2016 coverage, the text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship, emphasizing critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved in the political process. With a keen understanding of the needs and interests of today's students, the authors incorporate compelling and thought-provoking current examples to stimulate learning and excitement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Medical Terminology Student Theater

Author: Delmar Publishers
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781428318632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Save classroom time for instruction, discussion and activity with the new Medical Terminology Student Theater! Now learners can watch videos related to each body system, play games and complete activities like image labeling and matching exercises - all on their own time. Quizzes, with remediation are available for both student practice and instructor assessment. Graphic 3-D animations bring difficult concepts to life and audio pronunciations make this interactive CD-ROM a complete learning solution. A separate Electronic Classroom Manager provides objectives and a testbank for additional assessment to make sure your students are using and learning from this valuable program. Use it with any of our Medical Terminology textbooks!

Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Gateways to Democracy The Essentials Book Only

Author: John G. Geer
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781285858579
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Essentials versions of GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces readers to the American political system, 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 book helps readers 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.

Georgia s Constitution and Government

Author: Richard N. Engstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780820347189
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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By state law, graduates of public colleges and universities in Georgia must demonstrate proficiency with both the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. This widely used textbook helps students to satisfy that requirement, either in courses or by examination. This brief and affordable study aid begins with a discussion of the ways that state and local governments, in providing services and allocating funds, affect our daily lives. Subsequent chapters are devoted to • the development of our federal system and the importance of constitutions in establishing authority, distributing power, and formalizing procedures • how the various state constitutions differ from each other, even as they all complement the U.S. Constitution • how constitutions in Georgia have been amended or replaced • Georgia's governmental institutions at the state, county, and city levels • elections in Georgia, including the basic ground rules for holding primaries, general elections, and runoffs Key terms and concepts are covered throughout the book, as well as important court cases at the national and state level. In addition, helpful lists, diagrams, and tables summarize and compare such information as • the structure of Georgia's court system • the number of constitutions each of the fifty states has had, the number of times each state's constitution has been amended, and the length of each state's current constitution • various procedures used by the states to amend their constitutions • Georgia's ten constitutions, with highlights of their major changes or features • the number of amendments voted on in Georgia from 1984 to 2012 • the executive branch officials elected by the public across states • the constitutional boards and commissions in Georgia, with details on the methods by which members are chosen • the number and types of local governments in Georgia since 1952 including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts • the major federal cases in which Georgia has been a party, on issues of discrimination, representation, freedom of speech and the press, the accused or convicted of crimes, and the right to privacy • rights and liberties, and how constitutions guarantee and protect them

The Great Reporters

Author: David Randall
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745322971
Format: PDF, Docs
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Who are the greatest reporters in history? This unique book is the first to try and answer this question. Author David Randall searched nearly two centuries of newspapers and magazines, consulted editors and journalism experts worldwide, and the result is The Great Reporters---13 in-depth profiles of the best journalists who ever lived. They include nine Americans and four Britons, ten men and three women, whose lives were full of adventure, wit, and the considerable ingenuity required to bring the story home. Among chapters are those on the reporter who: - Booked himself onto a ship likely to be sunk by the Germans so he could report its torpedoing - Was called out to a multiple shooting, who interviewed 50 witnesses, went back to the office, and wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning story of 4,000 words in two and a half hours - Was deemed useless by her teacher but who went on to become the greatest crime reporter in history- Wrote a story that changed the map of Europe - Out-bluffed a top Soviet official to get into Russia so he could cover the appalling famine there - Feigned madness to get herself locked up in an asylum so she could expose its terrible conditions - Was the best ever to apply words to newsprint - Became a national hero in America because he stood up for the little guy and his war reporting told it like it really was - At the age of 63, and after three major operations, went under-cover in Iran so she could report on the regime's repression - Was nearly fired for fouling up his first major assignment, but went on to shock his nation with his courageous war reporting - Wrote faster than anyone who could write better and better than anyone who could write faster Single-handedly took on the tobacco industry - Said no to William Randolph Hearst Each profile tells of the reporter's life and his or her major stories, how they were obtained, and their impact. Packed with anecdotes, and inspiring accounts of difficulties overcome, the book quotes extensively from each reporter's work. It also includes an essay on the history of reporting, charting the technologies, economics, and attitudes that made it the way it is---from the invention of the telegraph to the Internet. The Great Reporters is not just the story of 13 remarkable people, it is the story of how society's information hunter-gatherers succeed in bringing us all what we need to know.

Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers

Author: Robert Brechner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285189752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now you can help even your most uncertain students overcome math anxiety and confidently master key mathematical concepts and their business applications with Brechner/Bergeman CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS, 7E. This unique modular approach invites students into a successful, interactive learning experience with numerous real-world business examples and integrated teaching technology. Refined and enhanced over seven editions, this text continues to incorporate a proven step-by-step instructional model that allows you and your students to progress together one topic at a time without being intimidated or overwhelmed. This new edition offers a fresh, reader-friendly design with a wealth of revised and engaging learning features that connect the latest business news to chapter topics and provide helpful personal money tips. Students immediately practice concepts to reinforce learning and hone essential skills with this edition’s more than 2,000 new, revised, and proven exercises. To further model solution strategies, Jump Start problems introduce each new topic in the section exercise sets and provide a worked-out solution to help students get started. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.