A Brief Introduction to US Politics
Routledge, 22. 7. 2014 - Počet stran: 214
A Brief Introduction to American Politicsprovides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day.
Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept and practice of federalism. It also covers the major features of the representative process, looking at both elections and main players such as parties, interest groups, and the media. Chapters on the major institutions of the federal government - the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court – examines how they are simultaneously independent and constrained by each other. Chapters on domestic and foreign policy demonstrate how government and politics work in connection with the system’s main outputs.
A Brief Introduction to American Politicsis a shorter version of Politics USA and is intended for students who need an introduction to the essential features of the American political system.
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document«, subject to new interpretations as well as formal amendment, it has developed in line with the socioeconomicand political transformation of America from a rural,eastern seaboard nationto a post-industrial, continental power ...
These issues prompted the Federalists to call for the amendment ofthe Articles of Confederation. ... Ratherthan workingon amendments tothe Articles, itcalled instead for anew constitution to bedrafted along Federalist lines.
The logic was thatany power notspecifically granted to the federal government remained in the possession of the state governments. This logicwaslater reinforced by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution (see Bill of Rightsbelow).
Many of the rights protected in the first ten amendments now apply to the states as well as to the federal government. ... Amendment. aCongress. shall make no lawrespecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise ...
One of the most important developments in constitutional interpretation involves theFirst Amendment to the Constitution. Originally viewedasa restriction onlyonthe federal ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Political partiesinterest groupsand money