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Mary and David Nichols (both: political science, Baylor University) have brought together 90 selections and excerpts representing fundamental writings, decisions, and debates in American political history. They introduce eight sections covering founding principles, political parties and elections, the three branches of government, economics, foreign policy, and liberty and equality. A wide range of work is included, from Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence, to the Congressional Committees investigating Iran-Contra, to Justice Blackmun's delivery of the Roe v. Wade decision. The appendix contains the U.S. Constitution. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The latest incarnation of an auxiliary text previously published between 1967 and 1996. The founding fathers, de Toqueville, Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Woodrow Wilson, Eugene McCarthy, and Kurt Vonnegut are among the best known authors. The US Constitution is appended. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840363855
  • Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 592

Table of Contents

I The Founding and the Principles of Government 1
1. The Declaration of Independence (1776) 7
2. The Meaning of the Declaration of Independence (1857) 10
3. Exchange on State Sovereignty and the Problem of Majority Rule (1858) 13
4. The Revolution of Sober Expectations (1975) 21
5. The Small Republic Argument (1787) 25
6. Selections from the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 27
7. The Work of the Constitutional Convention (1787) 35
8. Federalist 10 (1787) 43
9. Federalist 51 (1788) 50
10. The Role of the Rich and the Poor in the Legislature (1787) 55
11. On the Character of the Legislator (1778) 58
12. Federalist 11 (1787) 59
13. The Military in a Commercial Republic (1787) 62
14. Equality and Commerce (1840) 64
15. On Citizenship (1824, 1816, 1814) 73
16. Federalist 39 (1788) 76
17. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) 81
18. The Purposes Served by Local Self-Government (1840) 89
19. By the People: The Old Values of the New Citizenship (1994) 93
II Political Parties and Elections 103
20. The Electoral College (1788) 106
21. Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents (1888) 108
22. The Electoral College and the American Idea of Democracy (1977) 114
23. Political Parties and Presidential Ambition (1978) 122
24. Buckley v. Valeo (1976) 138
25. Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois (1990) 148
26. Bush v. Gore (2000) 163
27. Party Politics and the Judiciary: Bush v. Gore and the Election of 2000 (2001) 178
III Congress and the Separation of Powers 189
28. On Congress (1788) 192
29. The Need for Cabinet Government in the United States (1879, 1908, 1889) 201
30. To Form a Government (1980) 218
31. In Defense of Congress (1995) 225
32. Congressional Government and Separation of Powers (2000) 233
33. U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995) 239
34. War Powers Resolution (1973) 249
35. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (1987) 252
IV The Presidency 261
36. On the Presidency (1788) 264
37. The Rise of the Rhetorical Presidency (1981) 271
38. Ronald Reagan, The Great Communicator (1987) 280
39. Campaign Speech on the Presidency (1960) 288
40. The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions (1838) 294
41. Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) 302
42. United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation (1936) 306
43. Korematsu v. United States (1944) 314
44. On the Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus (1863) 327
45. Clinton v. Jones (1997) 334
46. Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876) 340
V The Judiciary 349
47. The Role of the Supreme Court (1788) 353
48. The Problem of Judicial Review (1787) 358
49. Against Judicial Review (1815) 362
50. The Authority of the Supreme Court (1857) 363
51. Marbury v. Madison (1803) 366
52. United States v. Nixon (1974) 375
53. Reynolds v. Sims (1964) 382
54. United States v. Morrison (2000) 392
55. Constitutional Interpretation (1985) 399
56. Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committe (1987) 407
57. Exchange on the Binding of Generations (1789-1790) 410
58. Federalist 49 (1788) 418
59. California v. Bakke (1978) 420
60. The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and the Judicial Function (1990) 434
VI Politics and Economics 441
61. Capitalism and Freedom (1962) 445
62. The New Goals of Politics (1932, 1935, 1941) 455
63. Ideology and Supply-Side Economics (1981) 462
64. Soft Despotism (1840) 471
65. Against Manufacturing (1787) 477
66. Report on Manufactures (1791) 478
67. Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992) 488
68. The Political Lessons of Economic Life (1977) 496
VII Foreign Policy and the American Regime 509
69. The Moral Basis of International Action (1961) 512
70. The Mainsprings of American Foreign Policy (1950) 525
71. On Neutrality Toward France (1793-1794) 533
72. First Inaugural Address (1809) 541
73. Fourth Liberty Loan Speech (1918) 542
74. American Foreign Policy and the Victory of Liberal Democracy (2001) 547
VIII Liberty and Equality 557
75. Self-Government and the Mass Media: A Practical Man's Guide (1974) 561
76. Miller v. California (1973) 570
77. Roe v. Wade (1973) 576
78. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey (1992) 581
79. Rosenberger v. University of Va. (1995) 596
80. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) 608
81. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) 611
82. A Note on the New Equality (1977) 614
83. Harrison Bergeron (1961) 618
84. The Natural Aristocracy (1813) 624
85. Why So Many Ambitious Men and So Little Lofty Ambition Are to Be Found in the United States (1840) 628
Appendix The Constitution of the United States of America 631
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