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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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American Government and Politics Today: Essentials 2013 - 2014 Edition

Author: Barbara A. Bardes,Mack C. Shelley,Steffen W. Schmidt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133604374

Category: Education

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.
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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.
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U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights

Author: Charles E. Pederson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616133368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This title examines an important historic event, the making of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the events leading up to the making of these historic documents, including the European settlement in America and the Revolutionary War. Covered in detail are the First Continental Congress, the Connecticut Compromise, the Constitutional Convention, the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the first presidential election. Key players, such as George Washington, James Madison, Edmund Randolph, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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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.
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