NOTE! these powerpoint slides may be out of date and not as comprehensive as the slides shown in class! They are not a substitute for attending class.

Section I.  Creating a Constitutional Democracy

Introduction—Is there a new American Democracy

Creating a Constitution

Ratifying and Interpreting the Constitution

Ratifying and Interpreting the Constitution alternative slides

Federalism

Federalism alternative slides

Markets and Democracy

Citizenship

American Political Culture

 

Section II.  POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Public Opinion

Media

Voting

Political Participation by Interest Groups

Political Parties

Emerging Democratic Majority

Culture War

Political Institutions


Congress: The First Branch of Government

Getting Elected


Congress as a Lawmaking Institution

The President: From Chief Clerk to Chief Executive
Choosing the President

2008 Presidential Election

Presidency, Powers and Practice

The Judiciary

The Courts, The Least Dangerous Branch?

Economic Inequality and the Bush Tax Cuts

 

Old Stuff

Campaigns and Elections: Organized Money Versus (Dis)Organized People? NOT ON 2ND MIDTERM