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By Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Alixandra B. Yanus, L. Tucker J. Gibson, Clay Robison

Up-to-date in a new 2011 Texas edition, American govt: Roots and Reform offers the old context scholars have to comprehend our executive and the main the most important and arguable concerns affecting the state within the twenty first century. This bestselling booklet has been greatly revised to supply in-depth insurance of President Barack Obama’s first years in place of work and the 111th Congress, the 2010 congressional elections, persevered issues relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and family matters on the topic of future health care reform and the economy.

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ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, CLAUSE 4 T his provision of Article II is referred to as the presidential eligibility clause. It requires that the president be a natural-born citizen, at least thirty-five years old, and a resident of the United States for at least fourteen years. The Framers believed that each of these requirements was necessary to have a reasoned, respected chief executive who was loyal to the United States and familiar with its internal politics. In the 1700s, for example, it was not uncommon for a diplomat to spend years outside the country; without air travel and instantaneous communication, it was easy to become detached from politics at home.

Examples that students will encounter throughout this text are line graphs, pie charts, and bar graphs. S. population has grown over time). Pie charts (such as ones showing population demographics) demonstrate how a whole (total American population) is divided into its parts (different racial and ethnic groups). Bar graphs compare values across categories, showing how proportions are related to each other (as in the numbers of women and minorities in Congress). Bar graphs can present data either horizontally or vertically.

P American government is rooted in the cultures and experiences of early European colonists as well as interactions with the indigenous populations of the New World. The first colonists sought wealth. Later pilgrims came seeking religious freedom. The colonies set up systems of government that differed widely in terms of form, role, and function. As they developed, they sought more independence from the British monarchy. T e p w NEW! Test Yourself Quizzes at the end of each chapter provide students with avenues to actively check their understanding and reinforce each chapter s learning objectives.

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