Voters And Voter Behavior
The History Of Voting Rights
The framers of the constitution purposely left the power to set
suffrage qualifications to each state
Suffrage means the right to vote. Franchise also means the same.
The electorate is a
Principles of Government
What Is Government Itself?
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. James
The happy union of these states is a wonder; their constitution a
miracle; their example the hope of liberty throughout th
Constitution Of The US
Six Basic Principles of The Constitution
1. Popular Sovereignty- all political power resides with the people.
Government can only govern with the consent of the governed.
2. Limited government- No government is all powerf
Federalism: The Division Of Power
Why Federalism ?
US was a unitary system (under Britain) then a
confederation under the Articles, and then was
transformed into a Federal System by the Constitution.
The size of the US made a unitary system u
Origins of American Government
After the American Revolution began, the Continental Congress proposed
a plan of confederation to the States.
On November 15, 1777, the ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION was approved.
Background to Articles of Confederati
The Legislative Branch- Action or Inaction
An unbiased or cynical look at the Logic Of Congress
Yes, that might be an oxymoron, but Congress is full of
Congress/ Article 1
Section 1. Congress
The power to make laws is
What Is A Political Party?
A group of person who seek to control government by winning
elections and holing office.
They seek to control government in order to affect certain public
policies and programs.
However, Rep. and
a variety of democracy founded on the principle of
elected officials representing a group of people
an adjective describing a legislative body
composed of two chambers
two-year period of time during which Congress