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We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics
We The People (ISBN 9780073379067) by Thomas Patterson is one of the best books for learners interested in understanding American politics. Ideal for entry-level students and college freshmen, We Are The People offers detailed, balanced, and unbiased information on various topics of American government. Thomas Patterson starts the book with a compelling...
We The People (ISBN 9780073379067) by Thomas Patterson is one of the best books for learners interested in understanding American politics. Ideal for entry-level students and college freshmen, We Are The People offers detailed, balanced, and unbiased information on various topics of American government. Thomas Patterson starts the book with a compelling discussion of American political culture, constitutional democracy, federalism, civil liberties, equal rights, and political socialization and public opinion. He also covers topics such as political parties, campaigns, and candidates, the news media, congress and the federal judicial system and bureaucracy. Foreign and defense policy, welfare and education, and economic and environmental policy are likewise explained in great detail. Readers will not be overwhelmed with jargon because key concepts are defined and explained before the start of each chapter. Students will appreciate the study guide. The chapters are divided into several sections with clearly defined learning objectives, major concepts, chapter summaries, and main focus and points. Some also have internet resources for added information and figures, boxes, and tables. Students can assess their progress using the test review questions. We The People does not merely offer information but also encourages readers to think and judge political ideologies intelligently and with conviction. This book is very insightful; already on its 9th edition, it remains one of the most trustworthy references in this niche. Thomas Patterson aims not only to educate students and readers on the different concepts of American politics, but also allows them to become insightful thinkers. It is very easy to read and understand, making it a popular with political science majors.
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