9780321080585

American Government: Readings and Cases (2nd Edition)

O'Connor, Karen

ISBN 10: 0321080580 / 0-321-08058-0
ISBN 13: 9780321080585
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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This book is a unique blend of classic and contemporary selections that encourages readers to examine the evolution of our political system. It combines the best of traditional classic readings, including short essays from The Federalist Papers, with current topical readings that heighten general interest. The overriding theme of this reader is the idea that in order to understand where we are today, we must understand where we've come from. Includes new chapters on changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. For those interested in the evolution of the American political system.


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O'Connor, Karen, American Government: Readings and Cases, 2nd Edition*\ This book is a unique blend of classic and contemporary selections that encourages readers to examine the evolution of our political system. It combines the best of traditional classic readings, including short essays from The Federalist Papers, with current topical readings that heighten general interest. The overriding theme of this reader is the idea that in order to understand where we are today, we must understand where we've come from. Includes new chapters on changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. For those interested in the evolution of the American political system.

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Book Description: Pearson, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. THE ROOTS OF GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. 1. The Roots of the American Political System. John Lock, Of the Beginnings of Political Societies, from The Second Treatise on Government. Thomas Hobbes, On the Natural Conditions of Mankind, from Leviathan. The Declaration of Independence. 2. The American Political Landscape. William Booth, One Nation, Indivisible: Is It History? Figure 2.1 U.S. Population Projections. Jennifer L. Hochschild, American Racial and Ethnic Politics in the 21st Century: A Cautious Look Ahead. Robert J. Blendon, et al. The 60's and the 90's - Americans' Political, Moral, and Religious Values Then and Now. Table 2.1. American Values, Then and Now. Table 2.2. Role of Government Today: Differences between Republicans and Democrats. Table 2.3. Morality, Toleration, and Religion in the Public Domain: Differences between Republicans and Democrats. 3. The Constitution, the Fight for its Ratification, and the Constitutional Amendment Process. James Madison, Federalist No. 47. The Economist, If You Sincerely Want Be a United States. Leonard W. Levy, The Framers, the Supreme Court, and Notions of Original Intent. John R. Vile Proposals to Amend the Constitution. Figure 3.1. Amending the Constitution. 4. The American Federal System. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 17. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). Cass R. Sunstein, Founders, Keepers. Aaron Wildavsky, Birthday Cake Federalism. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989). United States v. Lopez (1995). Martha Derthick, American Federalism: Half-Full or Half Empty? 5. Civil Liberties. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 84. Samuel Bryan, Centinel No.1. Table 5.1. The Bill of Rights. Fred W. Friendly and Martha J.H. Elliot, Seveenteen Words: The Quiet Revolution of the Fourteenth Amendment. Freedom of Religion. Lee v. Weisman (1992). Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah (1993). Freedom of Speech. R.A.V. v. City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (1992). Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997). The Rights of Criminal Defendants. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963). McClesky v. Kemp (1987). 6. Civil Rights. James Madison, Federalist No. 42. Race Discrimination, Affirmative Action and Constitutional Standards of Review: Strict Scrutiny. Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978). Hopwood v. Texas (1996). Sex Discrimination and the Intermediate Standard of Review. Reed v. Reed (1971). United States v. Virginia (1996). Gay Rights and the Minimum Rationality Standard of Review. Romer v. Evans (1996). II. THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT. 7 The Congress. James Madison, Federalists No. 52 and 62. James Sterling Young, The Washington Community. Table 7.1. Civil Operations of Legislators, 9th and 13th Congress. Morris P. Fiorina, The Rise of the Washington Establishment. Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Homestyle: How Members View Their Districts and Its Effects. Barbara Sinclair, An Effective Congress and Effective Members: What Does it Take? Michele L. Swers, Are Wo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0321080580

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