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The Enduring Democracy- Vantage Learning Platform

The Enduring Democracy- Vantage Learning Platform

Seventh Edition

January 2023 | CQ Press
About The Enduring Democracy, Seventh Edition

The Enduring Democracy offers the essentials of American government with a focus on placing current issues and controversies into a historical perspective. The Seventh Edition includes coverage of the Biden administration, the 2022 midterm elections, and the ways in which the rapidly changing demographics of America have affected its political landscape.

About The Enduring Democracy - Vantage Learning Platform, Seventh Edition

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Chapter 1 Introduction to The Enduring Democracy
Chapter 2 The Founding and the Constitution
Chapter 3 Federalism
Chapter 4 Civil Liberties
Chapter 5 Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements
Chapter 6 Congress
Chapter 7 The Presidency
Chapter 8 The Federal Bureaucracy
Chapter 9 The Judiciary
Chapter 10 Public Opinion
Chapter 11 Interest Groups
Chapter 12 The Media and American Politics
Chapter 13 Political Parties and Voting
Chapter 14 Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 15 American Public Policy

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New to this Edition:
  • Coverage of the final year of the Trump Administration, the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 presidential campaign, the wins and losses of the Biden administration, the landmark case of Dobbs v. Jackson Medical Center, rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the 2022 midterm elections provides students with a current snapshot of the political landscape and an overview of the battle for Congress.
  • Debates Over Diversity features have been integrated into the narrative of the text so that students can intentionally reflect on how America's changing demographics and increasing diversity change the American political landscape.
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  • Learning Objectives open each chapter and serve as a road map to the key concepts and major sections students will find within the chapter, helping them focus on the most important points and assess their reading comprehension.
  • Then & Now boxes help students to understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms. Examples for this edition include:
    • Nonpartisan organizations like Rock the Vote, CIRCLE, and that court voters aged 18 to 29.
    • The benefits of attending college or university close to home, rather than out-of-state in high-cost areas.
    • Whether licensed gun owners should carry concealed handguns in classrooms, libraries, and other campus buildings.
    • The value of Congressional internships as a way to jump-start a career in public service.
  • From Your Perspective discussions focus on how political decisions impact college students and on how student engagement in politics can make a difference. Examples for this edition include:
    • Nonpartisan organizations like Rock the Vote, CIRCLE, and that court voters aged 18 to 29.
    • The benefits of attending college or university close to home, rather than out-of-state in high-cost areas.
    • Whether licensed gun owners should carry concealed handguns in classrooms, libraries, and other campus buildings.
    • The value of Congressional internships as a way to jump-start a career in public service.
  • Critical Thinking questions at the end of every thematic box help students think about the material in new and interesting ways and spark classroom discussion.

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