Posted on October 23, 2020 6:38 pm
The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of “checks and balances.” What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS?
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Posted on October 9, 2020 12:26 pm
How do you get involved in U.S. Democracy? Here’s a crash course on next-level civic participation. It’s time to put your money or your giant poster board sign where your mouth is.
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Posted on August 17, 2020 8:51 pm
by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman
As the 1800 presidential election neared, Americans braced themselves. The Federalists, who dominated the presidency and both chambers of Congress, had become convinced that the Republicans, who functioned as the emerging opposition party, … Read the article
Posted on January 7, 2020 12:30 pm
by Joanne B. Freeman
In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. In the following excerpt, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the … Read the article
Posted on September 12, 2014 4:39 pm
by General Tony Zinni
Throughout our history we have committed our military to action hundreds of times. The reasons have been many and varied. After each of these commitments our military dutifully examines all our past interventions and wars attempting … Read the article