Grace Abbott, Ph.M. (Political Science) 1909 [SSA Centennial Celebration Profiles of Distinction Series]. (n.d.). In Chicago/SSA/Centenial. Retrieved March 6, 2011, from The University of Chicago website: http://ssacentennial.uchicago.edu/features/features-abbott-grace.shtml
In the course of the last half century, the American political framework has experienced extremely considerable progressions. These progressions have re-displayed the presidency, Congress, and ...
Adkins, R. E. (2008). The evolution of political parties, campaigns, and elections: landmark documents, 1787-2007. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Ken Kollman, The American Political System, (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2012), 25, 322-323, 330, 449.
In addition to American political beginnings (Hoadley 1980), campaigns and elections (Popkin 1994) and associated political parties (Aldrich 1995), literature so far this semester has focused primarily upon political behavior that has manifested itself in a variety of fashions. More specifically, this includes individual ideologies and participation (Zaller 1992), in addition to partisanship as whole (Bartels 2000). Overall, the literature has several strengths and weaknesses relating to its substance and depth at which it evaluates each topic. I argue that strength wise that the first two weeks provides a great foundation for the rest of the course, several articles throughout highlight many new and interesting ways of interpreting and displaying data and a common sense of “coyness” is present among study subjects providing a common thread to study each of the topics as one large picture. On the other hand, weakness wise I argue that the literature fails to address the impact of the internet and fails to provide articles that show how trends in for example, political participation, compare to other democratic states.
Genovese, Michael A. Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. New York: Facts on File, 2010. Print.
Kraig, R.A. (2000). The 1912 Election and the Rhetorical Foundations of the Liberal State. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Volume 3, Number 3, Fall 2000, pp. 363-395
American History from 1865 ventures into the realm of modern political division. The purpose of this class is not to hash out political differences, but there will be times when opinions will differ. I encourage students to remember to be respectful in their discourse and try to imagine their peers complexly.