American Government Readings and Cases

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-02
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Education
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With an even stronger focus on the major cases and readings that define our thinking about American government and politics, the Fifteenth Edition puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shapedand are shapingAmerican government. As it has since its first edition, this reader provides a strong, balanced blend of classics that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with extremely current readings and cases drawn from today's literature.

Table of Contents

The Setting Of The American System
Selections new to this edition are indicated with an asterisk
Constitutional Government
Second Treatise, Of Civil Government
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
Beard,Framing the Constitution
Federalist 47, 48, 51
How Not to Read the Constitution
Alexander Hamilton,Federalist 16, 17
The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 17
Federalist 44
Federalist 45
Federalist 39
The Merits of the Federal System
4 Wheaton 316 (1819)
9 Wheaton 1 (1824)
United States v. Morrison (2000)
U.S. Supreme Court (2005)
A Republic Subverted
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Antifederalist Paper No. 84 On the Lack of a Bill of Rights
Speech Before the House of Representatives in 1789 Proposing Amendments to Add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution
372 U.S. 335 (1963)
The Need to Maintain a Free Marketplace of Ideas
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan 376 U.S 254 (1964)
163 U.S. 537 (1896)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 349 U.S. 294 (1955)
370 U.S. 421 (1962)
The Right to Privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut,381 U.S. 479 (1965)
410 U.S. 113 (1973)
University of California Board of Regents
UniversitU v. Bakke 438 U.S. 265 (1978)
Political Parties, Electoral Behavior, And Interest Groups
Political Parties and the Electorate
Federalist 10
E. E. Schattschneider,Party Government
Report of the Committee of Political Parties, American Political Science Association,Toward More Responsible Two Party System
Constitutional and Political Requirements for a Responsible Two-Party System
Divided We Govern
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