American Government: Brief Version , Tenth Edition by James Q. Wilson

By James Q. Wilson

This well known short variation textual content for the one-semester or one-quarter American govt path continues the framework of Wilson's entire textual content, emphasizing the ancient improvement of the yankee political procedure, who governs, and to what ends. thoroughly brand new, AMERICAN govt, short model, 10th version deals new insurance of such key and rising concerns because the 2010 campaigns and elections; management of President Obama and the 111th Congress; the industrial downturn and new regulations to strive against the quandary; healthcare reform; fresh alterations to the preferrred courtroom; same-sex marriage; and the battle in Afghanistan.

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There were, of course, war profiteers and those who tried to manipulate the currency to their own advantage. For most Americans, however, the Revolution was not about money but about ideology. Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.

Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. The Constitution and Liberty Madison thought, because it was a large country with diverse interests. Each interest would constitute a faction* that would seek its own advantage.

These rights, most people agreed, included life, liberty, and property. Thomas Jefferson changed “property” to “the pursuit of happiness” when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, but others went on talking about property. This interest in property did not mean that the American Revolution was initiated by the rich to protect their interests or that the debate over the Constitution was between property owners and the propertyless. In late-eighteenth-century America, most people (except black slaves) had property of some kind because they worked as farmers or artisans.

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