American Government & Politics Today, Texas
People are often hesitant to become involved in the political process, but AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY-TEXAS EDITION, 2009-2010 ... Show synopsis People are often hesitant to become involved in the political process, but AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY-TEXAS EDITION, 2009-2010 demonstrates how seemingly small steps can make a big difference. Combining comprehensive coverage of the U.S. and Texas political processes, the book uses intriguing, real-life examples and exercises to engage readers in the fascinating intricacies of American government--inspiring you to participate in the political process. As it introduces concepts, the book illustrates specific ways readers can participate, showing through exciting examples how individuals--of all ages and backgrounds--can make a profound impact. Active participation can be as simple as calling a local politician to share an opinion on a local issue, registering to vote, or viewing a town council meeting on local access cable. The book includes expanded coverage of the 2008 presidential election and promotes critical thinking throughout with issue discussion, comparison, and debate. Engaging and inspiring, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY-TEXAS EDITION, 2009-2010 helps readers discover the importance of active, informed citizenship. Again and again, readers see the power of one to make a difference.