Die Federalist papers


Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547546
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 583
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Documents of American Democracy

A Collection of Essential Works
Author: Roger L. Kemp
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456744
Category: Political Science
Page: 250
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This reference work presents 27 key documents from the historic origins of the United States government through its subsequent expansion and evolution. The book is divided into five sections, the first of which is an introductory essay about American democracy. Section II includes three documents that laid the foundation for America’s government: the Magna Carta, the 1628 Petition of Right, and England’s Bill of Rights. The third section presents 13 core documents, such as the Mayflower Compact, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Section IV provides 11 documents of America’s territorial expansion, from the Treaty of Paris through the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and the Alaska Treaty and Hawaii Resolution. The final section is an essay about the future of democracy. There are 12 useful appendices.

Gateways to Democracy: The Essentials


Author: John G. Geer,Wendy J. Schiller,Jeffrey A. Segal,Richard Herrera,Dana K. Glencross
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305686179
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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The Essentials versions of GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the “gateways” that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today: Essentials 2013 - 2014 Edition


Author: Barbara Bardes,Mack Shelley,Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133604374
Category: Political Science
Page: 640
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 2013-2014 EDITION inspires readers to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Unbiased, concisely organized, and updated with Election 2012 coverage and a new focus on learning outcomes, the text’s fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship, emphasizing continual critical thinking about political issues, and encouraging readers to become involved in the political process. With a keen understanding of the needs and interests of today’s learners, the authors incorporate interesting and relevant current examples to stimulate learning and excitement. The text is completely redesigned for even greater reader appeal. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gateways to Democracy: An Introduction to American Government


Author: John G. Geer,Wendy J. Schiller,Jeffrey A. Segal,Richard Herrera
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305562402
Category: Political Science
Page: 688
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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

Constitutional Documents and Records, 1776-1787
Author: Merrill Jensen
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 9780870201530
Category: History
Page: 391
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The inaugural volume in the series, Constitutional Documents and Records 1776-1787 is an introduction to the issues that underlie the ratification struggle that followed. Some of the men who debated the ratification of the Constitution had been debating issues of balance of power between a central government and state or colonial governments since the beginning of the disputes that led to the Declaration of Independence. The continuity of men and issues is illustrated in the documents contained in the volume, and provide an essential background to the Constitution.

Founding the Republic

A Documentary History
Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313292262
Category: History
Page: 272
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Discusses the issues that confronted the framers of our government, shows how they arrived at consensus from their numerous conflicting positions, and includes a chronology of major events and seven topically arranged sections of documents.

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges


Author: Charles Hauss,Melissa Haussman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832552
Category: Political Science
Page: 584
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Balancing theory with application and featuring an exciting full-color design and an engaging, student-friendly writing style, COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at eleven countries and the European Union, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Communist Regimes, and Less Developed Countries. Four additional countries are available as online chapters or in a custom print solution: Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. With this uniquely effective text, students can gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Origin of the Nation: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and Other Amendments, Federalist Papers & Common Sense

Creating America - Landmark Documents that Shaped a New Nation
Author: Thomas Paine,Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026875125
Category: History
Page: 616
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"The Origin of the Nation” is an essential collection for all those who want to learn about the core of American democracy and its principles. This collection is comprised of the most important legal documents in early American history: United States Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Beside these landmark documents, through the words of Federalist Papers and Common Sense you will understand how American identity was shaped, what were the principles upon which the government of the United States was established.

America at odds

the essentials
Author: Beth Henschen,Edward Sidlow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534621025
Category: United States
Page: 415
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Essential Documents of American History, Volume I

From Colonial Times to the Civil War
Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486797309
Category: History
Page: 528
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The most important documents in American history: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, presidential speeches, Supreme Court decisions, Acts and Declarations of Congress, essays, letters, and much more.

The Bill of Rights


Author: Thomas Tandy Lewis
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 817
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The Bill of Rights is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of the U.S. Bill of Rights; from its origins to its role in modern American history. Special attention is given to the organic relationship of the Bill to the original Constitution, its ongoing interpretation and incorporation by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the political and social issues it has spawned.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Essentials of American Government 2006

Continuity and Change
Author: Karen J. O'Connor,Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321434333
Category: Political Science
Page: 604
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The brief edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course. Like the comprehensive edition, this nuts-and-bolts version was written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system. "Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change" is a student-friendly text offering a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives today.