Politics For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Politics For Dummies, 3rd Edition
  • eBook:
    Politics For Dummies, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
    Ann M. DeLaney
  • Edition:
    3 edition
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  • Data:
    January 2, 2020
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  • Pages:
    384 pages
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Book Description
Get up to speed on the U.S. political system
Confused by caucuses, primaries, and pollsters? Puzzled by the various parties and special interest groups? Politics For Dummies has everything you need to understand local, state, and national politics; how to communicate with your elected officials; and what your representatives can do for you. 
You’ll find out all about lobbying groups, sub-committees, the government branches, and how elections work. Also included is new information on how to use online tools and social media to find out what legislation is on the floor, what issues are before the Supreme Court, and when congress and the Supreme Court are in session.  
  • Understand the United States political system 
  • Learn more about the three branches of U.S. government  
  • Discover the differences in federal, state, and local operations 
  • Get need-to-know information for involvement 
This book cuts through the political jargon and provides clear, up-to-date details about everything from legislation to polls to presidential elections in the United States―and explains how you can become a political player yourself.


Part 1: Politics and You
Chapter 1: It’s Politics, Baby!
Chapter 2: The Money-versus-Vote Analysis

Part 2: Making Your Voice Heard
Chapter 3: Be a Part of the Solution — Vote!
Chapter 4: Contributing Your Time or Money
Chapter 5: Telling Politicians What’s on Your Mind

Part 3: Politics is a Team Sport
Chapter 6: Partying with Politics
Chapter 7: Taking Sides
Chapter 8: Joining a Special Interest Group
Chapter 9: Getting Political Online

Part 4: It’s All Marketing
Chapter 10: Harry Handler Meets Carly Candidate
Chapter 11: Selling the Candidates, Warts and All
Chapter 12: Truth in Advertising
Chapter 13: Casting That Vote!

Part 5: Let the Campaigns Begin
Chapter 14: Who Says Talk Is Cheap? (Where Your Contribution Goes)
Chapter 15: For Whom the Campaign Polls
Chapter 16: Dodging the Issues: What You Can Do
Chapter 17: Campaigning for Your Vote
Chapter 18: Negative Campaigning: The Dark Side of Politics
Chapter 19: The Money Thing: Is Reform Possible?

Part 6: Presidential Politics
Chapter 20: Throwing Their Hats in the Ring
Chapter 21: Getting the Party Started: National Party Conventions
Chapter 22: The Electoral College and the 2000 and 2016 Presidential Elections
Chapter 23: Filling Some Really Big Shoes: Electing a President

Part 7: The Part of Tens
Chapter 24: The Ten Commandments of Modern Politics
Chapter 25: Ten Things to Teach Your Children About Politics
Chapter 26: Ten Common Political Mistakes
Chapter 27: Ten (or so) Quotable Quotes

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