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Introduction to American Government

by Charles C. Turner Robert J. Bresler Robert J. Friedrich D. Grier Stephenson Jr.

The need persists for widespread mastery of the political system John Quincy Adams once described as "the most complicated on the face of the globe." Adams was writing about two hundred years ago, and things certainly haven't gotten less complicated since then. In the early 2000s we experienced a number of political complications, including three close and contentious presidential elections that geographically and ideological divided our nation into "red" and "blue" states.

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