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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president, the senators and the justices of the Supreme Court, the more democratically-minded delegates carried the day on the House of Representatives. This was to be the major democratic element in the new Constitution.
The president was given a veto over any bill passed by Congress, although this could be overridden by a two-thirds majority ofboth the House andthe Senate. The Congress, for its part, could restrain the activities of the president ...
Proposed amendments have to be approved by either a two-thirds majority of both houses of Congress or two-thirds of the state legislatures. That is, in itself, difficult to achieve. However, the proposed amendments must then be ratified ...
The number of electoral college members allocated to each state was made equal to the state«s total numerical representation in the US House and the US Senate, building in the weighting towards small states that equal representation in ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
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