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for the Study Guide & Reader for American Government and Politics in the New Millennium

American Government
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Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four

Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen

How Do Political Scientists Know What They
The Language of Political Science
Constitutional Beginnings
Federalism: Theories of Governing
Public Opinion, Political Culture, and Political
Political Parties
Campaigns and Elections
The Media
Interest Groups
The Congress
The Bureaucracy
The Presidency and Leadership
The Judiciary
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Public Policy
Social Services
The Environment
Foreign Policy



Part I Foundations Of Government
  • William Bradford on Samoset, Squanto, Massasoit, and the Pilgrims, 1620
  • Virginia Statues on Slaves and Servants
  • Thomas Paine: Why the Colonies Must Severe Their Ties with the Mother Country
  • James Madison Promotes Religious Freedom
  • The Blueprint for a New Government
  • George Mason: A Voice Opposed to the Constitution
  • The Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 47, 48, 51
  • Democracy In America (excerpt) by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Declaration Of Sentiments And Resolutions from the Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
Part II The Political Process
  • Dred Scott: Does Crossing a State Boundary Line Make a Man Free
  • Lincoln Defends the Preservation of the Union
  • Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown V. Board of Education
  • President Kennedy To President Diem, Department Of State Bulletin
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution, Joint Resolution Of Congress
  • New York Times v. Sullivan
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Sam Ervin's Perspective on Watergate and the Future of the Presidency
  • War Powers Act 1973
  • Roe V. Wade (1973), Supreme Court Reporter
  • Buckley V. Valeo (1976), Supreme Court Reporter
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act, 1978
  • Flag Desecration And The Proposed Constitutional Amendment Banning Flag-Burning
  • "The Presidency: Giving Honor to Old Glory," (excerpt), Hugh Sidey
  • Lobby Acts of 1994
  • Defense Of Marriage Act
  • Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth (1998)
  • State of the Union Address (1999) William Jefferson Clinton
  • Articles Of Impeachment Against President William Jefferson Clinton, House Resolution 611
  • Results Of The Vote On The Articles Impeachment, House Resolution 611
  • The Senate Trial Of William Jefferson Clinton, House Judiciary Committee Hearings To The Senate Trial
  • Senators Talk About Their Votes In The Impeachment Trial, New York Times
  • The Power Elite
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," U. S. Code, Title 10, Section 654
  • Pentagon Issues New Guidelines For Gays In Military, CNN, August 13, 1999
  • Bush v. Gore
  • Bush v. Gore, Judge Ginsberg Dissenting
  • Predicting Presidential Performance Measuring Bush's Motives


Part III Social And Environmental Issues
  • On Race And Democracy, Alexis De Tocqueville
  • Theodore Roosevelt Publicizes Conservation, 1908
  • Two Statements On Race Relations:
    • Women's Council of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1920
    • Southeastern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1921
  • The Great Depression and the City, Federal Aid for Unemployment Relief
  • Lyndon Johnson on The Great Society, Public Papers Of The Presidents of the U.S.
  • A Proclamation From The Indians of All Tribes, Alcatraz Island, 1969
  • The Psychology of Student Discontent, Hearings on Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders
  • Elsie Hill on Why Women Should Have Full Legal Equality, 1922
  • The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • The Equal Rights Amendment Support, Testimony Of Gloria Steinem, U.S. Congress
  • Women's Suffrage, New York Times, "Why We Don't Want Men To Vote"
  • The Plight Of The Homeless, Subcommittee On Housing And Community Development


Part IV Social And Cultural Perspectives
  • Spain Requires The Indians To Submit To Spanish Authority, 1513
  • A French Traveler Observes Indian Religious Practices in Canada, 1721
  • Phillis Wheatley Eulogizes Nature, 1773
  • Old Lady Horse (Kiowa) Tells How The Buffalo Disappeared, N.D.
  • A White Man's Rationale For Killing Indians on the Overland Trail, 1849, Government Bulletin
  • Mary Church Terrell, "Lynching From a Negro's Point Of View," 1904
  • The Bureau Of Indian Affairs Lauds Indian Participation in World War II, 1942
  • Dr. Leslie Holman Asks, "Can Women In War Industry Be Good Mothers?" 1942
  • Hopi Leaders on the Desecration of their Sacred Lands, 1970




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