This book is about the geography of the United States. And although we look at the country’s physical geography, our central interest is not landforms, climate, soils, or vegetation but the human imprint on the landscape.
What makes U.S. government uniquely American…its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of checks and balances, the decentralized roles of state and local governments, and a citizenry with wide opportunity to be part of it all.
A chronological look at how the United States took shape — from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls “the first universal nation.”
This outline covers the history and organization of the federal and state judicial systems; the criminal and civil court processes; the background, qualifications, and selection of federal judges; the role of other participants (lawyers, defendants, interest groups) in the judicial process.
Follows the path taken by American literature as it has moved from the pre-colonial days of orally transmitted tales of Native American cultures, through the periods of realism, romanticism, and experimentation, to the prose and poetry of the past 50 years. (November 1998)
“Rights of the People” is a history of American law and justice, written by Constitutional historian Melvin Urofsky. By focusing on the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, and the legal interpretations, many of them written.
USA Literature in Brief pinpoints and describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present.
This publication includes plenty of facts and statistics about the United States — its government, geography, environment, sports and entertainment, the economy and employment, education, transportation, and population.
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