A History of the U. S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, by Richard A. Harris, Daniel J. Tichenor

By Richard A. Harris, Daniel J. Tichenor

One of the main lively and revealing ways to investigate into the yank political approach is person who makes a speciality of political improvement, an process that mixes the instruments of the political scientist and the historian. A heritage of the U.S. Political process: rules, pursuits, and InstitutionS≪/i> is the 1st entire source that makes use of this method of discover the evolution of the yank political process from the adoption of the structure to the present.

A heritage of the U.S. Political System is a three-volume selection of unique essays and first records that examines the tips, associations, and regulations that experience formed American executive and politics all through its background. the 1st quantity is issues-oriented, masking governmental and nongovernmental associations in addition to key coverage parts. the second one quantity examines America's political improvement traditionally, surveying its dynamic executive period by way of period. quantity 3 is a suite of documentary fabrics that complement and improve the reader's event with the opposite volumes.

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7 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. The New Deal and the Remaking of American Liberalism Brian Stipelman Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dowling College The liberal party . . believes that, as new conditions and problems arise beyond the power of men and women to meet as individuals, it becomes the duty of the government itself to find new remedies with which to meet them. The liberal party insists that the Government has the definite duty to use all its power and resources to meet new social problems with new social controls.

Although the Anti-Federalists sometimes criticized the judicial and executive branches, most of their fears were centered on the legislative branch. AntiFederalists believed that, under the Articles, the people were allowed to rule themselves through their local and state governments; under the new constitution, in contrast, the Anti-Federalists feared that the people would be dominated by distant and aristocratic congressional representatives who would lack the people’s ‘‘confidence,’’ as the Anti-Federalists often put it.

The Anti-Federalists believed that under the proposed constitution the representatives would be so distant---both literally and figuratively---from the people that they would not be trusted. Lacking the people’s trust, representatives would not be freely obeyed. And without the freely granted support of the people, the government would resort to force ‘‘to compel obedience,’’ as the federal farmer put it (Storing 1981a, v. 2, 384). For instance, as Brutus noted, if the American people were asked to pay taxes to a federal government from which they felt estranged, they would do so only 22 Foundations: Liberalism, Republicanism, and Reform in American Political Thought if forced.

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