American Government : Readings and Cases

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  • Edition: 18th
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  • Copyright: 2009-02-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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With an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world,the Eighteenth Edition of this best-selling reader in American government puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped-and are shaping-American government. The bestselling American government reader for over 40 years, this anthology continues to provide a strong, balanced blend of classic selections that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with current readings and cases drawn from today's headlines.

Table of Contents

The Setting of the American System
Constitutional Government
John Locke,Second Treatise, Of Civil Government
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
Framing the Constitution
Federalist 47, 48, 51
How Not to Read the Constitution
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)
United States v. Morrison 529 U.S. 59 (2000)
Gonzales v. Raich, U.S. Supreme Court (2005)
Up-to-Date in Kansas City: Reflections on American Federalism
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Antifederalist Paper No. 84 On the Lack of a Bill of Rights
Gideon v. Wainwright 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)
Plessy v. Ferguson 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)
Gomillion v. Lightfoot 364 U.S. 339 (1960)
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board United States Supreme Court (2008)
Engel v. Vitale 370 U.S. 421 (1962)
Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis, The Right to Privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut,381 U.S. 479 (1965)
Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
University of California Board of Regents v. Bakke438 U.S. 265 (1978)
Political Parties, Electoral Behavior, and Interest Groups
Political Parties and the Electorate
Federalist 10
Party Government
Government by Discussion
Report of the Committee of Political Parties, American Political Science Association,Toward More Responsible Two Party System
Divided We Govern
A Theory of Critical Elections
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