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We the People, Core Edition Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive, 12th Edition

  • Andrea Campbell
  • Benjamin Ginsberg
  • Theodore J. Lowi
  • Caroline J. Tolbert
  • Margaret Weir
  • ISBN-10: 0393679632
  • ISBN-13: 9780393679632
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Politics is relevant and participation matters—now more than ever

With fresh insight from new co-author Andrea Campbell, We the People, Twelfth Edition, once again sets the standard for showing students how government impacts their lives and why it matters who participates. Campbell relates true, personal stories of how government affects ordinary citizens. This focus is reinforced by the book’s signature “Who Are Americans?” and “Who Participates?” features which motivate critical thinking about how Americans experience and shape politics. Learning goals ensure that students maintain consistent focus on core concepts in the text, in its companion InQuizitive learning tool, and in supporting critical-thinking exercises.


  • INQUIZITIVE, AND NORTON’S FLEXIBLE, EFFECTIVE RESOURCES ENSURE MASTERY OF KEY CONCEPTS The Norton suite of resources for We the People includes tools that help students understand the reading and apply what they’ve learned. This helps ensure they arrive better prepared for lecture. Assessing students is easy with a variety of activities created specifically to complement the book.

  • RICH COVERAGE OF HOW DIFFERENT AMERICANS EXPERIENCE—AND SHAPE—POLITICS The Twelfth Edition provides a 21st-century perspective on the ways race, ethnicity, gender, wealth, age, religion, and geography intersect with government and politics.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations
Chapter 1: American Political Culture
Chapter 2: The Founding and the Constitution
Chapter 3: Federalism
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties
Chapter 5: Civil Rights

Part II: Politics
Chapter 6: Public Opinion
Chapter 7: The Media
Chapter 8: Political Participation and Voting
Chapter 9: Political Parties
Chapter 10: Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 11: Groups and Interests

Part III: Institutions
Chapter 12: Congress
Chapter 13: The Presidency
Chapter 14: Bureaucracy in a Democracy
Chapter 15: The Federal Courts

The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
The Federalist Papers
The Anti-Federalist Papers
Presidents and Vice Presidents

New to this edition

  • NEW COAUTHOR ANDREA CAMPBELL SHOWS STUDENTS HOW GOVERNMENT AFFECTS THEIR LIVES Since the first edition, relevance has been central to We the People. The Twelfth Edition takes this to the next level by incorporating the work of Andrea Campbell. Her teaching and writing focus on clarifying concepts and getting students to care about government and politics. Campbell’s students are not political science majors and don’t easily see how politics affects their lives. Her mission is to show them why it matters.
  • CAMPBELL BRINGS HER CITIZEN-ORIENTED PERSPECTIVE TO KEY CHAPTERS Beyond her new chapter openers and “What Do We Want?” conclusions, Andrea Campbell’s passion for politics and government draws students in as she clearly articulates how government affects Americans’ lives.