1 Five Principles of Politics
2 Constructing a Government: The Founding and the Constitution
3 Federalism and the Separation of Powers
4 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
5 Congress: The First Branch
6 The Presidency as an Institution
7 The Executive Branch: Bureaucracy in a Democracy
8 The Federal Courts: Structure and Strategies
9 Public Opinion
10 Elections
11 Political Parties
12 Groups and Interests
13 The Media
14 Public Policy and the Economy
15 Government and Society
16 Foreign Policy and Democracy
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