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Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.001.0001
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9780190900052
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the principles and operations of federalism, the political system defined by power sharing between a ... More
2. Federalism, American style

2. Federalism, American style  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0002
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9780190900052
“Federalism, American style” describes the end of the colonial period, the Articles of Confederation, and the drafting of the new Constitution. Federal systems are partially a function of ... More
8. Legal education and the legal profession

8. Legal education and the legal profession  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0008
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9780199766000
‘Legal education and the legal profession’ considers the development of American legal education and the legal profession from the rudimentary processes of the colonial and revolutionary ... More
4. The legislative-executive process

4. The legislative-executive process  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0004
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chapter
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9780195373851
‘The legislative-executive process’ looks at the issue of immobility in the American legislative-executive process. Policy gridlock could result if there were, for example, a Republican in ... More
1. First principles

1. First principles  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0001
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9780199899395
The United States began its existence as an act of foreign policy. It is no exaggeration to say that the nation owes its very existence to the successful pursuit of war and diplomacy. ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
2. Establishing an American NavyThe Age of Sail (1783–1809)

2. Establishing an American Navy: The Age of Sail (1783–1809)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0002
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9780199394760
With independence secured, the American navy ceased to exist. The 1787 Constitution gave Congress the authority to provide and maintain a navy, but it was not until the emergence of Barbary ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Charles O. Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.001.0001
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9780190458201
The Founding Fathers were dedicated to the project of creating an American government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized ... More
2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?

2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0002
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9780195317107
‘Do Americans like their government big — or small?’ explores historical American attitudes to big government. Reagan interpreted his 1980 election win as a mandate for revolution, but the ... More
1. Inventing the presidency

1. Inventing the presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190458201
The creative work involved in writing the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787 has been interpreted and invoked in political and policy debate ever since. “Inventing ... More
2. 1763–1789: Revolution, Constitution, a new nation

2. 1763–1789: Revolution, Constitution, a new nation  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0002
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9780195389142
The periods following the Seven Years' War was one of imperial struggle, mob violence, bloody warfare, and political crisis. ‘1763–1789: Revolution, Constitution, a new nation’ describes ... More
2. The presidency finds its place

2. The presidency finds its place  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0002
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9780190458201
An important issue with respect to setting up the new system of government was where to put the presidency. The capital city, it was decided, would be central between North and South. ... More

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