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Friday, September 19, 2014

American Government and History for International Students

American history is a lot more interesting than you might think.

Alexander Hamilton:

Ranking Presidents

God, Patriotism, and Morality: International Data
The Separation of Powers:

Congress and Bicameralism:


Federalism:  about 89,000 governments and about 513,000 elected officials

Federalism and ballot complexity

Partisan Polarization

Parties and Campaigns:

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters." --Frederick Douglass

Free Speech:  the Unusual First Amendment