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American Government, Eighth Edition
James Q. Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles
John J. DiIulio, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
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Chapter 2: The Constitution

To find historical and legal documents:
Fed Law's constitutional and early government documents
Emory University Law School
National Constitution Center
Congress
To look at cases about the Constitution:
Yale University Law School

Chapter 3: Federalism


Information on state governments
National Governors' Association
Supreme Court Decisions



Chapter 4: American Political Culture


Click on the links below to visit polling organizations that frequently measure aspects of political culture.
Roper
Gallup
U.S. Census Bureau

Chapter 5: Public Opinion


Los Angles Times
CBS News poll



Chapter 6: Political Participation


The National Mail Voter Registration Form

Voter turnout statistics:
Clerkweb.house.gov
www.fec.gov
The Vanishing Voter
Information for voters:
Voter Information Services
League of Women Voters
Women's Voting Guide
Democracy Network

Chapter 7: Political Parties


Democratic National Committee
Republic National Committee
Green party
Libertarian party
Reform party



Chapter 8: Elections and Campaigns


Federal Election Committee
Project Vote Smart
Election history
Electoral College
Campaign Finance



Chapter 9: Interest Groups


An index of interest groups
Some specific interest groups:
Conservative:
American Conservative Union
Christian Coalition


Liberal:
American Civil Liberties Union
Americans for Democratic Action


Environmental:
Environmental Defense Fund
National Resources Defense Council

Civil rights:
NAACP
Center for Equal Opportunity


Feminist:
National Organization for Women

Chapter 10: The Media


Visit the Internet Public Library for links to major newspapers and other news sources.

CNN/Time news
New York Times
Washington D.C. newspapers:
Washington Post
Washington Times

Chapter 11: Congress


House of Representatives
Senate
The Library of Congress has two web sites about Congress:
thomas.loc.gov
lcweb.loc.gov
For news about Congress:
Roll Call magazine
C-SPAN programs about congress

Chapter 12: The Presidency


For information about American presidents, visit the following sites:
White House
IPL
Lcweb
Interlink cafe

Chapter 13: The Bureaucracy


The White House
Documents and bulletin boards
National Performance Review
Specific web sites of federal agencies:
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of State
FBI

Chapter 14: The Judiciary


Federal Judicial Center
Federal courts
Supreme Court decisions
Visit Findlaw to search court cases and reports.

Chapter 15: The Policy-Making Process


For nonpartisan reviews of public policy issue, visit:
www.policy.com
http://www.publicagenda.org/

Chapter 16: Economic Policy


Internal Revenue Service
Tax Foundation

Chapter 17: Social Welfare


Visit the following social welfare program web sites:
Medicare
Social Security
TANF
For views on Social Security reform, see:
Social Security Reform
Social Security
SocSec

Chapter 18: Civil Liberties


Court Cases
Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice
American Civil Liberties Union

Chapter 19: Civil Rights


Court Cases
Department of Justice
Civil rights organizations:
National Organization for the Advancement of Colored People
National Organization of Women
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Council of La Raza
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Anti-Defamation League

Chapter 20: Foreign and Military Policy


Army
Air Force
Navy
Central Intelligence Agency
State Department

Chapter 21: Environmental Policy


Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental activists:
Environmental Defense Fund
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club
Environmental skeptics:
American Enterprise Institute
Competitive Institute
Oregon Institute


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