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CLEP American Government

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ISBN-10: 0738603066

ISBN-13: 9780738603063

Edition: N/A

Authors: Preston Jones, Preston Jones

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REA's CLEP American Government Test Prep Earns You College Credits!First Edition with CD-ROM TestWare! New from REA! CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is the College Board's credit-by-examination program for more than 30 subjects. Each exam passed earns the student between 3-12 credits at 2,900 colleges in the U.S. and abroad. REA's CLEP American Government test prep includes two full-length practice tests in the book and on CD-ROM. Each practice test is given in a timed format and provides instant, accurate scoring and detailed explanations of answers. The comprehensive review covers all American Government topics found on the official exam, including the institutions and policy processes of the federal government; the federal courts and civil liberties; political parties and interest groups; political beliefs and behavior; and the content and history of the Constitution. Also contains test-taking tips and study strategies to boost confidence on test day.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 3/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Texas playwright Preston Jones was one of the more important figures who, in the 1970s, helped to break New York's grip on the American theater. His acting, directing, and playwriting career at the Dallas Theatre Center was one part of a national mosaic of regional theatres that were successfully rebelling against the commercial offerings of Broadway. His best known work, A Texas Trilogy (1976), received rave reviews from audiences in Dallas and in Washington, D.C., before moving on to other major cities. Jones received national attention in September 1976 with the repertory presentation of A Texas Trilogy on Broadway. Set in Bradleyville, a small town in West Texas, the three plays show the effects of time on the people who are caught there. The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia (1976) is a comic masterpiece depicting the final throes of an outmoded and racist fraternal order. Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander (1977) is the epic story of a woman who sacrifices her dreams of faraway places for the realities of life in a small town.The Oldest Living Graduate (1976) depicts a cantankerous veteran of World War I who resents growing old and who resists the loss of ideals to expediency. Jones's other plays also focus on the theme of time. A Place on the Magdalena Flats (1976) explores the growing discord between a hard-working rancher and his misfit younger brother. Santa Fe Sunshine (1977) is a warm-hearted comedy about an untalented sculptor who believes that at long last he has created a great work of art. Jones's final play, Remember, focuses on the experiences of a single day in the life of an aging actor. This unpublished work, which raises philosophical questions about mortality, opened just over a month before the playwright's own untimely death at the age of 43. During his career, Preston Jones received the Rockefeller Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Fellowship (1975), the Golden Apple Award from CueCue (1976), the Outer Critics Circle Award (1977), and the Drama Desk Award (1977). His plays continue to be popular in community, university, and regional theaters.

About Our Author
About Research & Education Association
Independent Study Schedule
Passing the CLEP American Government Exam
About This Book and TestWare“
About the Exam
How to Use This Book and TestWare“
Format and Content of the Exam
About Our Course Review
Scoring Your Practice Tests
Studying for the Exam
Test-Taking Tips
The Day of the Exam
Background to American Government
What Democracy Means
Theories of Democracy
Historical Background of the Constitution
Philosophical Background of the Constitution
Beginnings of a National Government
Ratification of the Constitution
Alteration of the Constitution
Political Parties and Voting Patterns
The Role and Nature of Third Parties
The Major Third Parties
Benefits of a Two-Party System
Dissension Within Parties
Campaign Finance
What Party Identity Means
How Candidates Are Selected
Who Votes-and Why
The Electoral College Vote
Congress: Powers and Organization
Congress and the Unwritten Constitution
Stated Powers of Congress
How Legislation Works
Election of Members of Congress
Apportionment of House Seats
Organization of the House and Power of Impeachment
Organization of the Senate
Congress: Rules, Lobbyists, Taxes, the Budget, and Operations
Congressional Rules and Committees
Lobbyists and Discipline
Forms of Discipline
Operations of Congress
Types of Taxes
Collection of Taxes and Payment of Debt
Powers Congress Does Not Have
The Presidency
Presidential Power and Responsibility
Additional Presidential Powers
The Executive Branch of Government
Response to Crises
Presidents and Public Approval
The Vice President's Duties
The First Lady's Role
Federal Bureaucracy and the Media
Bureaucracy Defined
What Bureaucracies Do
The Politicized Bureaucracy
The Media
Government and the Media
Federal Courts and Civil Liberties
The Supreme Court
Lower Federal Courts
Selection of Federal Judges
The Courts and Controversy
Protection of Civil Liberties
The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms
Criminal Rights and Social Order
The War Against Terrorism
The States: Civil Rights and Federalism
What Federalism Means
The Women's Movement
What Cooperative Federalism Means
Immigration
The New Federalism
Public Opinion and Political Socialization:
The Case of the 2008 Election
Public Opinion
Political Socialization
Factors Related to Political Opinions
An Election About Trust
Practice Test 1
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test 2
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Answer Sheets
Index
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