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American Government Overview

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Transcript of American Government Overview

Individualism
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Skepticism
The
Constitution

Individual Liberties
Separation
of Powers
Federalism
Congress
Presidency
Supreme Court
Bureaucracy
Civil War
Politics as taboo
Political Culture
President
Congress
Judiciary
Thomas
Roberts
Kennedy
Alito
Sotomayor
Breyer
Kagan
Ginsberg
Scalia
Speaker of the House;
John Boehner
(R-Ohio)
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid
(D-Utah)
NANZAN UNIVERSITY STUDY OF THE U.S.
US Politics and People
Professor Jim Hoefler, Ph.D.
Dickinson College
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
9 am - 10:30 am, Denny 317
Penumbra

War Between the States
War of Northern Aggression
When: 1861-1865

Who: Union states vs. Confederate states

Why: Slavery (South's cotton-based economy)

What: 625,000 casualties (600/day; 5% males)
Greatest freedoms and most incarcerations

Greatest wealth amidst abject poverty

North and South -- Slave states and Free states

East Coast and West Coast

Blacks vs. Whites, Hispanics. . . .

Judeo-Christian and others

Republicans -- Red states, Blue states -- Democrats

House -- Senate; Presidency - Congress; Federal government - states - local government

More languages, ethnicities, cultural traditions coexisting under one flag than anywhere else in the world.

Carlisle: Italian: 8; Japanese: 2; Vietnamese: 1; Thai: 2; Belgian: 1; Spanish: 1; British: 1; Chinese: 3; Asian: 3; Bosnian: 2; Mexican: 1; Greek: 2

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Any Questions?
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Land of
Tensions
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