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April 28, 2003

Cases and Materials on American Federalism, http://www.agh-attorneys.com/3_camo_contents.htm

This website is produced by Douglas Amber for his class on American Government and Public Policy at Purdue University Calumet. It includes links to a wide assortment of constitutional provisions, cases, statutes, and documents on federalism.

The site is organized into chapters:

  1. American socio-political heritage
  2. constitutional beginnings
  3. consequences of federalism
  4. definition and structure of democracy
  5. the Congress
  6. the President
  7. federal courts
  8. civil liberties and rights

A glossary of terms (legal and archaic), a timeline, and links to websites of political parties and organizations complete the offerings.

Representative of the materials provided are:

  • the Articles of Confederation
  • Bush v Gore
  • the Constitution of the Confederate States of America
  • the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence
  • the Magna Carta
  • Marbury v Madison
  • Nixon v U.S.
  • selections from Blackstone's Commentaries, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Locke's Second Treatise of Government
  • U.S. Term Limits v Thornton
  • various items from The Federalist Papers
  • Washington's farewell address
 
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