McCulloch v. Maryland


Author: Mark Robert Killenbeck

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 3991

Federalism--including its meanings and limits--remains one of the most contested principles in constitutional law. To fully understand its importance, we must turn to a landmark decision nearly two centuries old. M'Culloch v. Maryland (1819) is widely regarded as the Supreme Court's most important and influential decision--one that essentially defined the nature and scope of federal authority and its relationship to the states. Mark Killenbeck's sharply insightful study helps us understand why. Killenbeck recounts how the cashier of the Baltimore branch of the Second Bank of the United States refused to pay Maryland's tax on the bank and how that act precipitated a showdown in the Supreme Court, which addressed two questions: whether the U.S. Congress had the authority to establish a national bank and whether Maryland's tax on the bank was barred by the Constitution. In one of Chief Justice John Marshall's most famous opinions, the Court unanimously answered yes to both, authorizing the federal government to exercise powers not expressly articulated in the Constitution--and setting an alarming precedent for states-rights advocates. The issues at the heart of M'Culloch are as important today as they were then: the nature and scope of federal constitutional authority, the division of authority between federal and state governments, and the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution. Situating the case within the protracted debate about the bank and about federal-state relations, the Panic of 1819, the fate of the Second Bank following the Court's momentous decision, and the ever-expanding and increasingly contentious debate over slavery, Killenbeck's bookprovides a virtual constitutional history of the first fifty years of the nations. As such, it shows that the development of the Constitution as a viable governing document took place over time and that M'Culloch, with its very broad reading of federal power, marked a turning point for the Constitution, the Court, and the nation. As the Court continues to reshape the boundaries of federal power. M'Culloch looms large as a precedent in a debate that has never been fully settled. And as states today grapple with such questions as abortion, gay rights, medical marijuana, or assisted suicide, this book puts that precedent in perspective and offers a firm grasp of its implications for the future.

Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science


Author: Kevin Dooley,Joseph Patten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618907157

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 9397

WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE is a full-color, accessible introduction to Political Science. Organized evenly around the major divisions within Political Science: Theory, American Government, Comparative Politics, and International Relations, WHY POLITICS MATTERS follows a foundational approach to learning and gives students a big picture of the field. The authors approach the subject through a theme of theory and practice and emphasize why politics matters to the reader through current, global examples, encouraging critical thinking, discussion, and participation throughout the text. WHY POLITICS MATTERS is the first and only Introduction to Political Science book offering a fully integrated and customizable online reader, COURSEREADER, with a full slate of recommended primary source readings compiled by the authors. Each COURSEREADER selection is called-out in the text alongside the relevant discussion and is accompanied by critical thinking questions to help students apply the reading to their chapter lesson. You can further customize COURSEREADER for your class by choosing from the thousands of documents and videos within our Introduction to Political Science set and even adding your own notes and highlights before publishing your unique online reader for students to access. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States


Author: Gary R. Hartman,Roy M. Mersky,Cindy L. Tate

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110367

Category: Law

Page: 609

View: 2538

Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights

The Supreme Court A to Z


Author: Kenneth Jost

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781568028026

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 777

Includes such information as landmark cases, biographies of justices, Constitutional issues, historical data, and legal terminology.

Die Federalist papers


Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 3068

American Government: Institutions and Policies


Author: James Wilson,John DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305081218

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 9998

Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings


Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618453238

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

View: 7944

This comprehensive reader offers a broad selection of classic and current documents, as well as analytical essays on current political issues. Topics include the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, affirmative action, the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling on sodomy, the 2004 presidential race, and the Columbia shuttle disaster. In addition, policy-oriented readings appear throughout the text. Introductions to the selections help make even the most difficult topics, such as court cases, more accessible to students. Accompanying discussion questions follow a conceptual format, allowing students to focus on main themes and annotations explain unfamiliar terms. Each chapter opens with an essay that provides a brief preface to topics and advises students on critical-reading and -thinking skills. A topic correlation chart offers a convenient way to locate relevant readings for all subjects covered in the text.

American Government, Essentials Edition


Author: James Wilson,John DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285195124

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 9724

Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS focuses on three fundamental topics: the importance of institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. The policymaking process and politics of policy are discussed in Chapter 1, and new Policy Dynamics: Inside/Outside the Box features integrate policy coverage throughout the text without the extra length of domestic and foreign policy chapters. Features such as learning objectives, Constitutional Connections relating current issues to founding principles, and How Things Work boxes illustrating important processes, help you organize your study and master the book’s key concepts. The state-of-the-art media package available for this text provides online tools that help you interact with the material to prepare for class, study for exams, and succeed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government


Author: Robert D. Cantor

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: United States

Page: 287

View: 6934

Constitutional Government

The American Experience


Author: James A. Curry,James Allan Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787256715

Category: Civil rights

Page: 525

View: 9928

How to Prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination

AP U.S. government and politics


Author: Curt Lader

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764103681

Category: Political Science

Page: 508

View: 7841

This second edition incorporates the latest changes in the AP test, presenting two full-length AP exams in U.S. Government and Politics and hundreds more questions for drill and review. Topics reviewed include the Constitution, the institutions of government, political parties, campaigns, elections, special interest groups, and public policy issues.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress


Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9995

The Essentials of American Government

Continuity and Change


Author: Karen O'Connor,Larry J. Sabato

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205272303

Category: United States

Page: 444

View: 4194

Presents a condensed and updated version of the author's longer text, American Government: Continuity and Change, for use in shorter classes, in classes where policy is not the focus, or where an inexpensive text is desired. Contains sections on foundations of government, institutions of government

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5670

Vorstufen zur Demokratie-Theorie


Author: Robert Alan Dahl

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783165367911

Category: Law

Page: 149

View: 5871

Translation of A preface to democratic theory.

Der unsichtbare Mann



Author: Ralph Ellison

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216978

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 4422

„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.