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Democracy In America, Support Materials

 

 

 

The course guide and readings for Democracy in America are available here for download as PDF files. You'll need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the files. Acrobat Reader is available free for download from adobe.com.


Democracy in America Course Guide and Readings

Introduction

  1. Citizenship: Making Government Work
        Guide
        Readings


  2. The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?
        Guide
        Readings


  3. Federalism: U.S. v. the States
        Guide
        Readings


  4. Civil Liberties: Safeguarding the Individual
        Guide
        Readings


  5. Civil Rights: Demanding Equality
        Guide
        Readings


  6. Legislatures: Laying Down the Law
        Guide
        Readings


  7. The Modern Presidency: Tools of Power
        Guide
        Readings


  8. Bureaucracy: A Controversial Necessity
        Guide
        Readings


  9. The Courts: Our Rule of Law
        Guide
        Readings


  10. Understanding Media: The Inside Story
          Guide
          Readings


  11. Public Opinion: Voice of the People
          Guide
          Readings


  12. Political Parties: Mobilizing Agents
          Guide
          Readings

  13. Elections: The Maintenance of Democracy
          Guide
          Readings


  14. Interest Groups: Organizing To Influence
          Guide
          Readings

  15. Global Politics: USA and the World
          Guide
          Readings


Appendix: Classroom Applications (Student Handouts)

 

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