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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A political system designed for thirteen states aligned along the Atlantic coast must now serve the needs of a diverse, continental nation that possesses economic and military prowess beyond the imagination of the Founding Fathers.
Onthe economic front, there were early differences betweenthe mercantile economy ofNew England and the plantation economy of the South. Diversity,then,is nothing new. As a result,oneof the principalchallenges for the Americanpolitical ...
In the first decadeof the twenty-firstcentury, however,the American people are dividedover what those domestic ambitions should be.Of course, all Americans want a prosperous economy, well-paid jobs andlow rates of crime.
Some argue that economic rivalry between American and British merchants fanned the flames The origins of the Constitution of 1787 The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.
economic rivalry between American and British merchants fanned the flames of revolution, while others point to American resentment of new taxes being imposed on them without consultation. A third view is that Americans were simply ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
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