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Political Perspectives:
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Political Perspectives
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Chapter 1
Challenges to America: Thinking About What Lies Ahead
          Zionism
          International Cooperation as a Tool to Combat Terrorism
          The Window
          Baby Talk
          Hollowed Victories
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Chapter 2
The American Experience: New Ideas for a New Nation
          What Manner of Men? After the Manner of Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807)
          The Articles of Confederation
          The Judiciary Act of 1789
          Sovereign Immunity and the Eleventh Amendment: Then and Now
          Federalist Papers
               Federalist No. 47
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Chapter 3
Our Federal System: The Theory of Shared Governance
          Bills of Attainder
          Exercise on Article V: U. S. Constitution
          The Three-Fifths Compromise
          Popular Names of Clauses of the Constitution: Part I
          Popular Names of Clauses of the Constitution: Part II
          Popular Names of Clauses of the Constitution: Part III
          Popular Names of Clauses of the Constitution: Part IV
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Chapter 4
American Federalism: Putting the Ideas into Practice
          Taxation With Representation
          The Legend of William Tell: One of History's Famous Tax Protestors
          The Whiskey Rebellion
          Federalist No. 30
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Chapter 5
Political Parties: Donkeys, Elephants and "Long Shots"
          Democratic and Republican Party Platforms
          An Excerpt from the 2000 Democratic Party Platform
          An Excerpt From the 2000 Republican Party Platform
          Libertarian Party Platform 2000
          The Green Party Platform 2000
          The Socialist Party of the United States
          Dictionary of Political Parties
          Propaganda
          The New Bipartisanship
          Fence Walking
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Chapter 6
Interest Groups: The Politics of Numbers
          Selected Historical Dates in the U. S. Trade Union Movement
          General Profile of the U. S. Trade Union Movement
          The AFL-CIO
          No Union Democracy or Leadership Accountability Within UFCW
          Max Tax
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Chapter 7
Public Opinion: Americans Speak
          Direct Democracy League
          The Gallup Organization: Politics and Elections
          Gallup Poll: Southern States Flying Confederate Flag
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Chapter 8
Voter Behavior: The Politics of Choice
          Thomas Jefferson and his Dedication to Civil Liberties
          The Limits of Tolerance
          How Presidents Get Elected
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Chapter 9
Campaigns and Elections: Winning Ain't Everthing But It Beats What's in Second Place
          Voter Apathy: Two Opposing Views
          Voting Via the Internet
          The Endorsement
          Secrets
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Chapter 10
Congress: The People's Branch
          Brief History of the Senate
          The Senate - The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty
          A Procedural Guide to the Electoral College
          Remarks by the President to the Nation (2002)
          Can Congress Be Embarrassed into Ending Wasteful Pork Barrel Spending?
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Chapter 11
The American Presidency: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears
the Crown
          Warnings From the First President of the United States
          The Commander in Chief and the War Powers Resolution
          Is the War Powers Act an Efficient Means of Curbing Presidential
          Authority as Commander-in-Chief?
          Who's Watching the Leaders
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Chapter 12
The Executive Bureaucracy: Making Government Work
          Bureaucratic Gobble De Gook
          Employment Practices: Public and Private Bureaucracies
          Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy
          The Promised Land of Jackie (Moses) Witkowski
          The Prickly, Stickily Case of Little Billy Cowan
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Chapter 13
The Relations of Nations: The Shrinking Globe
          Should America Lift Sanctions on Cuba?
          America's International Development Agenda
          Back Alley
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Chapter 14
Foreign Policy: American Style
          BMD: The Phantom Menace
          How Much Nuclear Deterrence is Enough
          Ronald Reagan on Deterrence
          A Truly Magnificent Machine
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Chapter 15
The Judicial Branch: The Grand Ole Umpire
          The Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal Judiciary
          The 2001 Year-end Report on the Federal Judiciary
          The Constitution of the United States Lecture
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Chapter 16
Citizens and the Law: The Rights of the Accused
          Hearing on the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 1997
          Crime & the Economy: What Connection?
          Increasing Public Trust and Confidence in the Criminal Justice System
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Chapter 17
Civil Liberties: Freedom in America
          Curfews for Minors
          The Bible & Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide
          Visitors
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Chapter 18
Equality: Promises and Realities
          Dwight D. Eisenhower, "The Situation in Little Rock" (1957)
          Domestic Violence: A Workplace Issue
          Support of the Equal Rights Amendment
          Opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment
          The Declaration of Sentiments
          A Shade Off
          A Name By Any Other Name
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Appendix Answers to Crossword Puzzles

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