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We the people : an introduction to American politics

Author: Benjamin Ginsberg; et al
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Series: Essentials of American politics
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 7th essentials edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Ginsberg; et al
ISBN: 9780393932669 0393932664
OCLC Number: 227016748
Description: xxiii, 467, A110 p. : col. maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Foundations --
1. Introduction : the citizen and the government --
Liberty, equality, and democracy --
2. The founding and the Constitution --
3. Federalism --
4. Civil liberties and civil rights --
Bill of Rights --
Dual citizenship was defined by Barron v. Baltimore --
Fourteenth Amendment created the Doctrine of Incorporation --
First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion --
Separation of Church and State --
Freedom of Speech and the Press --
Second Amendment protects the Right to Bear Arms in a Militia --
Rights of the criminally accused based on Due Process of Law --
Fourth Amendment : protects against unlawful searches and seizures --
Fifth Amendment : court-related rights --
Sixth Amendment : Right to Counsel --
Eighth Amendment : bars cruel and unusual punishment --
Right to Privacy --
Civil Rights --
Civil Rights struggle extended --
Women fought gender discrimination --
Latinos and Asian Americans fight for rights --
Native Americans have sovereignty but lack rights --
Disabled Americans : victory in 1990 --
Aged are protected under law --
Gays and lesbians gained significant legal ground --
Affirmative Action --
pt. II. Politics --
5. Public opinion --
6. The media --
7. Political parties and elections --
8. Interest groups --
pt. III. Institutions --
9. Congress --
10. The Presidency --
11. Bureaucracy --
12. The Federal Courts --
pt. IV. Policy --
13. Domestic policy --
14. Foreign policy --
The Declaration of Independence --
The Articles of Confederation --
The Constitution of the United States of America --
Amendments to the Constitution --
The Federalist Papers --
Presidents and Vice Presidents.
Series Title: Essentials of American politics
Responsibility: Benjamin Ginsberg ... [et al.]

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