Immigration reform in 1986-1990: Weak economy, xenophobia, scapegoating
Special Education: overall progress
What is one of the biggest rights legislation breakthrough in Congress? Supreme Court decided
on Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade legalizes abortion in A
Discussion about power and policies; struggle for power manifests in elections
Power & Specific elections: Sun & Moon nature one dominant party, and one minor party;
parties are not co-equal except for the contemporary era. Both parties are curren
Pol120 Notes 1/24
Getting past No
Rhetoric: Lincolns Gettysburg Address, Obamas inaugural speech, etc.
What constraint did the presidents labor under (not in the constitution)? The two term tradition.
FDR is able to avoid the constraint through crises (?)
1. Parties, and parties in an international relations context the dynamics of parties:
Sun & Moon party (nature of the Sun party is to dominate and set the agenda,
win most of the elections. Moon party tries to pick up the pieces of the Sun party
Portuguese came initially as pirates, and then made a secret deal with the Ming. The
Portuguese offered their services to the Ming. They allowed merchants to go to Macao,
and a lucrative trade was formed. Macao evolved from a trading center to a religious
King, "Introduction" and "Building Coalitions in The Sand" in King (ed.) The New
American Political System
There are two facts that stand out in the realm of political ideas. The first is the decline of the
New Deal line of thinking
Why we need more Ethiopians: Shrinking birth rate, labor force, innovation, human capital via
lives saved NOT because they will do jobs that Americans wont. Thats bullshit.
Welfare Reform, NAFTA, deficit reduction, gun control how were they passed?