Readings in American Government

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Table of Contents

The Founding and the Principles of Governmentp. 1
The Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 7
The Meaning of the Declaration of Independence (1857)p. 10
Exchange on State Sovereignty and the Problem of Majority Rule (1858)p. 13
The Revolution of Sober Expectations (1975)p. 21
The Small Republic Argument (1787)p. 25
Selections from the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787p. 27
The Work of the Constitutional Convention (1787)p. 35
Federalist 10 (1787)p. 43
Federalist 51 (1788)p. 50
The Role of the Rich and the Poor in the Legislature (1787)p. 55
On the Character of the Legislator (1778)p. 58
Federalist 11 (1787)p. 59
The Military in a Commercial Republic (1787)p. 62
Equality and Commerce (1840)p. 64
On Citizenship (1824, 1816, 1814)p. 73
Federalist 39 (1788)p. 76
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)p. 81
The Purposes Served by Local Self-Government (1840)p. 89
By the People: The Old Values of the New Citizenship (1994)p. 93
Political Parties and Electionsp. 103
The Electoral College (1788)p. 106
Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents (1888)p. 108
The Electoral College and the American Idea of Democracy (1977)p. 114
Political Parties and Presidential Ambition (1978)p. 122
Buckley v. Valeo (1976)p. 138
Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois (1990)p. 148
Bush v. Gore (2000)p. 163
Party Politics and the Judiciary: Bush v. Gore and the Election of 2000 (2001)p. 178
Congress and the Separation of Powersp. 189
On Congress (1788)p. 192
The Need for Cabinet Government in the United States (1879, 1908, 1889)p. 201
To Form a Government (1980)p. 218
In Defense of Congress (1995)p. 225
Congressional Government and Separation of Powers (2000)p. 233
U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995)p. 239
War Powers Resolution (1973)p. 249
Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (1987)p. 252
The Presidencyp. 261
On the Presidency (1788)p. 264
The Rise of the Rhetorical Presidency (1981)p. 271
Ronald Reagan, The Great Communicator (1987)p. 280
Campaign Speech on the Presidency (1960)p. 288
The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions (1838)p. 294
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952)p. 302
United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation (1936)p. 306
Korematsu v. United States (1944)p. 314
On the Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus (1863)p. 327
Clinton v. Jones (1997)p. 334
Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876)p. 340
The Judiciaryp. 349
The Role of the Supreme Court (1788)p. 353
The Problem of Judicial Review (1787)p. 358
Against Judicial Review (1815)p. 362
The Authority of the Supreme Court (1857)p. 363
Marbury v. Madison (1803)p. 366
United States v. Nixon (1974)p. 375
Reynolds v. Sims (1964)p. 382
United States v. Morrison (2000)p. 392
Constitutional Interpretation (1985)p. 399
Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committe (1987)p. 407
Exchange on the Binding of Generations (1789-1790)p. 410
Federalist 49 (1788)p. 418
California v. Bakke (1978)p. 420
The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and the Judicial Function (1990)p. 434
Politics and Economicsp. 441
Capitalism and Freedom (1962)p. 445
The New Goals of Politics (1932, 1935, 1941)p. 455
Ideology and Supply-Side Economics (1981)p. 462
Soft Despotism (1840)p. 471
Against Manufacturing (1787)p. 477
Report on Manufactures (1791)p. 478
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992)p. 488
The Political Lessons of Economic Life (1977)p. 496
Foreign Policy and the American Regimep. 509
The Moral Basis of International Action (1961)p. 512
The Mainsprings of American Foreign Policy (1950)p. 525
On Neutrality Toward France (1793-1794)p. 533
First Inaugural Address (1809)p. 541
Fourth Liberty Loan Speech (1918)p. 542
American Foreign Policy and the Victory of Liberal Democracy (2001)p. 547
Liberty and Equalityp. 557
Self-Government and the Mass Media: A Practical Man's Guide (1974)p. 561
Miller v. California (1973)p. 570
Roe v. Wade (1973)p. 576
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey (1992)p. 581
Rosenberger v. University of Va. (1995)p. 596
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)p. 608
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)p. 611
A Note on the New Equality (1977)p. 614
Harrison Bergeron (1961)p. 618
The Natural Aristocracy (1813)p. 624
Why So Many Ambitious Men and So Little Lofty Ambition Are to Be Found in the United States (1840)p. 628
The Constitution of the United States of Americap. 631
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