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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... agenda Congressional cooperation andresistance Congressional oversight Political educationforthe public Congressional structures and processes Bargaining and compromise in the legislative process Members of Congress Congressional ...
If, as was at first suggested, the president (executive) was to be chosenbythe Congress ... delegations whose members are selectedin amannerdetermined byeach statelegislature LegislativeBranch The Congress: The House of Representatives ...
The Senate Members chosen by state legislatures in any manner they wish Judicial Branch The Supreme Court Justices ... The president was given a veto over any bill passed by Congress, although this could be overridden by a two-thirds ...
Some havebeen ofrelatively minor importance, suchasthemost recent regulating the salaries of members of Congress.Many, however,have been of monumentalimportance, such asthe so-calledCivil War amendments (Thirteenth, Fourteenth and ...
... to the US federal government, particularly in Article I, Section 8, where the powers of Congress are enumerated. ... in a manner chosenby the state legislatures, and the members were only to meet in their separate state capitals.
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Political partiesinterest groupsand money