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Gary C. Kernell's The Logic Of American Government

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“The Logic of American Government,” written by Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck has many interesting facts about the history of our government. The book has many differences, but also many similarities between the first five chapters. The first chapter, The Logic of Politics, is related to our independence and shift of government and the constitution was created as laws for the new country to abide by in chapter two, The Constitution. With rules we needed a system of government, which is taught in chapter three, Federalism. From the new system of federalism, the people of the country wanted to be treated as equals and have the same rights, as read in chapter four, Civil Rights. Although with the newly found civil …show more content…

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  • Explains that "the logic of american government" has many interesting facts about the history of our government. the first chapter is related to our independence and shift of government and the constitution was created as laws for the new country to abide by.
  • Explains that american ancestors wanted to break away from the harsh government of britain and create their own system of government.
  • Explains that the constitution gave an outline of what the people wanted their government to be like for the future generations. federalism is a mix between unitary and confederation.
  • Explains that civil rights were created to ensure that american citizens would have political and social freedom along with equal opportunities.
  • Explains that civil liberties are laws that ensure the government will not violate the people's rights. the bill of rights acts as guarantee for these specific rights and ensures they can not be violated or suppressed.
  • Analyzes how the text book holds various amounts of information that relates and contrasts with each individual chapter of the book.

First our country had to fight as one for the right to be free from Britain’s hold on the American people. After the victorious battle against Britain, the American people wanted their own system of government, but did not want the government to hold too much power. The nation wanted to be a government based on Democracy, not Monarchy. To make sure that the government did not hold too much power the citizens created the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution acted as a set of rules/government to protect the people and have more than one person govern the country. With the creation of the U.S. Constitution came the want a true system of …show more content…

Thusly, civil rights were created to make sure that the American citizens would have political and social freedom along with equal opportunities. Yet, during this time slavery was still a problem at hand, and the creation of civil rights were in the hands of the states government. The civil rights protected the people against the government infringing upon them at any time, and it assured the people to believe that they would live in a state without repression or discrimination. Although many states still discriminated against African American people especially when it came time to vote for new delegates. However, civil liberties come in to play and further ensures that citizens’ rights will not be

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