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American government: historical, popular, and global by Kenneth Dautrich

By Kenneth Dautrich

American executive: historic, well known, and worldwide Perspectives, moment version bargains a uniquely present and complete advent to American govt and politics explored via 3 perspectives—the ancient, well known, and worldwide.

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Those in the minority enjoy certain rights and liberties that cannot be taken away by government. , that people are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights” that government cannot deny) is an important corollary to majority rule. S. Bill of Rights, and are widely endorsed by the American public. These rights are intended to inspire debate on issues, to guarantee religious freedoms, to afford due process rights to those accused of crimes. The American political culture places a high value on individual liberty.

The foresight of the Framers to create a Constitution that possesses the flexibility to adapt to changing times has served as a basis for the United States’ enduring democracy. S. ” With this phrase the Framers acknowledged that the ultimate source of power rests with the people, a concept known as popular sovereignty. This “popular perspective” frames our understanding of how the American government works. S. Constitution provided for a form of representative democracy, under which regular elections are held to allow voters to choose those who govern on their behalf.

Rutgers 1995) is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He is also the founder and former director of the Center for Survey Research & Analysis at the University of Connecticut. Previously, Dr. Dautrich was a Research Fellow at the Media Studies Center in New York and has served as a senior faculty fellow at the Heldrich Center at Rutgers. His first book, How the News Media Fail American Voters (Columbia University Press, 1997), received scholarly praise in numerous political science circles.

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