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1. American federalism in comparative perspective

1. American federalism in comparative perspective  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780190900083
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10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0001
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“American federalism in comparative perspective” outlines how, in 1787, a new American constitution was drafted which replaced the confederation with a federal form of government. This ... More
1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89

1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0002
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‘The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89’ describes the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and its ratification. The central actors were George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0001
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This very short introduction explores how national politics changed from the Founding Fathers' U.S. Constitution in 1787 and what followed. The only consistency between the Founders' dream ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0003
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The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More
9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0010
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‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and ... More
6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918

6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0007
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Self-gain, partisan loyalty, and corruption characterized politics after the Civil War at a time when United States became the world's leading industrial power. Voters divided generally ... More
3. The age of democracy, 1816–44

3. The age of democracy, 1816–44  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0004
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From 1816 to 1844, the United States underwent an economic, political, and social transformation resulting in a nation of twenty-four states and three territories with a population of ... More
5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76

5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0006
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The Civil War and its aftermath intensified politics in the North, sharpening the divide between Republicans and Democrats and factionalizing the Republican Party. The war did not ... More
4. The chief justice

4. The chief justice  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0004
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9780190079819
The chief justice is not mentioned in the judicial article of the Constitution (Article III), but “The chief justice” demonstrates how the role has grown in importance over time. It is a ... More
Introduction: Separate rules for a separate society

Introduction: Separate rules for a separate society  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0001
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The military represents a specialized society within society as a whole. It has a specific purpose: the achievement of military goals that are in contrast to the goals of the larger ... More
4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?

4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0004
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‘Was there, in fact, a Reagan revolution?’ asks whether Reagan's time in office corresponded with a great shift in political direction. Reagan understood that presidential power was limited ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

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

Charles O. Jones

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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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
3. Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes

3. Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0003
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9780199858507
The outcomes of revolutions are forged in the process of revolution itself. ‘Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes’ begins by identifying three patterns of state breakdown: central ... 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
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0001
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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
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction  

Donald Critchlow

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.001.0001
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9780199340057
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential ... More
3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)

3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)  

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
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0003
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The design of the executive leadership helped shape the opportunities and establish the boundaries of presidential power. Would it work? “Electing presidents” looks at how the system of ... 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)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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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
6. Presidents at work: making law and doing policy

6. Presidents at work: making law and doing policy  

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
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0006
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9780190458201
How powerful ought the president to be? The role of president is one of decision maker. Presidents have to balance what is expected with what can be delivered. The Founders ensured that ... More

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