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American Government Timothy O. Lenz and Mirya Holman
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American Government Timothy O. Lenz and Mirya Holman Florida Atlantic University Department of Political Science University Press of Florida Gainesville · Tallahassee · Tampa · Boca Raton Pensacola · Orlando · Miami · Jacksonville · Ft. Myers · Sarasota
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Contents 1. Why Government? Why Politics? 1 2. The U.S. System of Constitutional Government 21 3. Congress 49 4. The Presidency 70 5. The Judiciary 95 6. Federalism 120 7. The Media, Government, and Politics 141 8. Public Opinion 162 9. Political Ideology 182 10. Political Participation 204 11. Political Parties 232 12. Interest Groups 251 13. Public Policy 272 14. Economic Policy 295 15. Food Policy 323 16. Crime Policy 344 17. Global Affairs 367 18. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 412

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