McCulloch v. Maryland

Author: Mark Robert Killenbeck

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 6541

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science

Author: Kevin Dooley,Joseph Patten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618907157

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 5766

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 7045

Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights
Posted in Law

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 8620

Posted in Constitutional history

American Government: Institutions and Policies

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305081218

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 4263

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

American Government, Essentials Edition

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285195124

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 4374

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.
Posted in Political Science

American Government

Author: Robert D. Cantor

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 287

View: 2580

Posted in United States

Constitutional Government

The American Experience

Author: James A. Curry,James Allan Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787256715

Category: Civil rights

Page: 525

View: 2143

Posted in Civil rights

Chronicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 9953

Posted in Books

Federal Justice in the Mid-Atlantic South

United States Courts from Maryland to the Carolinas, 1789-1835

Author: Peter Graham Fish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Appellate courts

Page: 338

View: 8440

Posted in Appellate courts

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (illustriert)

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 163537698X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 47

View: 4120

Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei, auch Das Kommunistische Manifest genannt, ist ein programmatischer text, in dem Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels große Teile der später als „Marxismus“ bezeichneten Weltanschauung entwickelten.Das Manifest entstand im Auftrag des Bundes der Kommunisten, der darin seine Anschauungen darlegen wollte. Es beginnt mit dem heute geflügelten Wort: „Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa – das Gespenst des Kommunismus“ und endet mit dem bekannten Aufruf: „Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!
Posted in Philosophy

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: 3453

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.
Posted in Political Science

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8760

Posted in Law

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: 3439

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
Posted in United States

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 5574

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Posted in Performing Arts

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4206

Posted in American literature

Vorstufen zur Demokratie-Theorie

Author: Robert Alan Dahl

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783165367911

Category: Law

Page: 149

View: 2037

Translation of A preface to democratic theory.
Posted in Law