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Government by the People Brief Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780135336397

ISBN10:
0135336392
Pub. Date:
1/1/1997
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL

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Summary

The framers of our Constitution warned that we must be vigilant in safeguarding our rights, liberties, and political institutions. But to do this, we first have to understand these institutions and the forces that have shaped the United States' political and constitutional systems.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Constitutional Democracy
1(32)
The Constitution of the United States
33(7)
American Federalism
40(26)
PART TWO: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
First Amendment Rights
66(30)
Equal Justice Under the Law
96(39)
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Political Culture and Ideology
135(22)
The American Political Landscape
157(27)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
184(35)
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
219(32)
The Media and American Politics
251(23)
PART FOUR: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Congress: The People's Branch
274(30)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch?
304(30)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
334(27)
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
361(25)
PART FIVE: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
Domestic Policy
386(40)
Foreign and Defense Policy
426(32)
APPENDIX
The Declaration of Independence
450(1)
The Federalist, No. 10
451(3)
The Federalist, No. 51
454(1)
The Federalist, No. 78
455(3)
Presidential Election Results
458


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