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- Civil Liberties
- Economic and foreign policy
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About the Author
D. STEPHEN VOSS, a specialist in voting behavior, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. He received his doctorate from Harvard University.ABRAHAM HOFFMAN has taught AP U.S. History since 1982 in the Los Angeles Unified School District and has served countless terms as an AP reader for the U.S. History exam.PAUL SOIFER, Ph.D., is chair of the History Department at Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles, where he teaches both AP U.S. History and AP U.S. Government.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Constitution.
Chapter 2: Federalism.
Chapter 3: Congress.
Chapter 4: The President.
Chapter 5: The Judiciary.
Chapter 6: The Bureaucracy.
Chapter 7: Public Opinion.
Chapter 8: The Mass Media.
Chapter 9: Political Parties.
Chapter 10: Voting and Elections.
Chapter 11: Interest Groups.
Chapter 12: Civil Liberties.
Chapter 13: Civil Rights.
Chapter 14: Public Policy.
Chapter 15: Economic Policy.
Chapter 16: Foreign Policy.
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