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Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American by Christine Barbour, Gerald C., Jr. Wright

By Christine Barbour, Gerald C., Jr. Wright

Discussing who will get what and the way, this article introduces scholars to American governance and encourages them to be severe and analytical of their stories.

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S. CONSTITUTION • WHAT’S AT STAKE … WHEN A STATE TAKES MARIJUANA LAWS INTO ITS OWN HANDS? The Three Branches of Government The Legislative Branch The Executive Branch The Judicial Branch Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances Republican Remedies What Does the Constitution Say? Possible Alternatives: Fusion of Powers? Federalism What Does the Constitution Say? Two Views of Federalism Possible Alternatives to Federalism What Difference Does Federalism Make? The Changing Balance: American Federalism Over Time Federalism Today Amending the Constitution What Does the Constitution Say?

Why Americans Don’t Vote Does Nonvoting Matter? How the Voter Decides Partisanship and Social Group Membership Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Issues and Policy The Candidates Presidential Campaigns Getting Nominated The Convention The General Election Campaign Interpreting Elections The Citizens and Elections A Fourth Model? Do Elections Make a Difference? • CLUES TO CRITICAL THINKING: AL GORE’S CONCESSION SPEECH, DECEMBER 13, 2000 • SNAPSHOT OF AMERICA: HOW DID WE VOTE IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

The Bill of Rights and Incorporation Why Is a Bill of Rights Valuable? Applying the Bill of Rights to the States Freedom of Religion Why Is Religious Freedom Valuable? The Establishment Clause: Separationists Versus Accommodationists The Free Exercise Clause: When Can States Regulate Religious Behavior? When Is a Religion a Religion? Freedom of Expression Why Is Freedom of Expression Valuable? Speech That Criticizes the Government Symbolic Speech Obscenity and Pornography Fighting Words and Offensive Speech Freedom of the Press Censorship on the Internet The Right to Bear Arms Why Is the Right to Bear Arms Valuable?

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