Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics

Editor/Author Genovese, Michael A.and Han, Lori Cox
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4185-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 159
Book Status: Available
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Articles herein address not only basic subjects covered in the study of American government -- from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--but also a wide range of contemporary issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A
  • absentee and early voting
  • accountability
  • administrative law
  • administrative presidency
  • advice and consent
  • affirmative action
  • aging policy
  • Albany Plan of Union
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • amicus curiae
  • antifederalists
  • appointment power
  • appropriations
  • arms control
  • Articles of Confederation
  • assassinations
  • associate justice of the Supreme Court
  • asylum
  • Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
  • attorney general
  • B
  • bicameral legislature
  • bill
  • Bill of Rights
  • board of education
  • board of elections
  • budget process
  • bully pulpit
  • bureaucracy
  • C
  • cabinet
  • campaign finance
  • campaigning
  • capital punishment
  • capitalism
  • casework
  • caucus
  • censorship
  • census
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • checks and balances
  • chief justice of the United States
  • citizenship
  • city manager
  • civic responsibility
  • civil disobedience
  • civil liberties
  • civil rights
  • Civil Rights movement
  • civil service system
  • coalition
  • coattails
  • code of legislative ethics
  • collective bargaining
  • colonial governments
  • command economy
  • commander in chief
  • commerce clause
  • committee system
  • common law
  • communism
  • concurrent powers
  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  • congressional immunity
  • congressional leadership
  • congressional staffing
  • congressional term
  • conscientious objector
  • consensus
  • conservative tradition
  • constituency
  • constitutional amendments
  • Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • constitutional law
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • Continental Congress
  • contract law
  • correction systems
  • corruption
  • Council of Economic Advisors (CEA)
  • county government
  • county manager
  • cozy triangles
  • D
  • debates
  • Declaration of Independence
  • defense policy
  • delegation of legislative powers
  • democracy
  • Democratic Party
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • developed countries
  • developing countries
  • diplomatic policy
  • direct democracy
  • direct democracy initiative
  • disability policy
  • distributive justice
  • district courts
  • districts and apportionment
  • divided government
  • divine right of kings
  • double jeopardy
  • drug policy
  • due process
  • E
  • education policy
  • elections
  • electoral college
  • emergency presidential powers
  • eminent domain
  • energy policy
  • English Bill of Rights
  • entitlements
  • environmental policy
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • equal protection
  • equality
  • European Union (EU)
  • evolution of presidential power
  • executive agencies
  • executive agreements
  • executive branch
  • Executive Office of the President (EOP)
  • executive orders
  • executive pardon
  • executive privilege
  • extraordinary renditions
  • F
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • federal debt and deficit
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • federal judges
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • federalism
  • Federalist Papers
  • filibuster
  • first ladies
  • fiscal policy
  • floor debate
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA)
  • foreign policy
  • foreign policy power
  • franking
  • freedom
  • freedom of association
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of the press
  • front loading
  • G
  • gay and lesbian rights
  • gender discrimination
  • gender gap
  • gerrymandering
  • globalization
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • governor
  • grassroots politics
  • Great Compromise
  • Great Society
  • gun control
  • H
  • habeas corpus
  • health-care policy
  • House of Representatives
  • housing policy
  • Hundred Days
  • I
  • ideology
  • immigration
  • impeachment
  • implied powers
  • impoundment
  • income taxes
  • incumbency
  • interest groups
  • intergovernmental relations
  • international law
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • international trade
  • Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
  • Iran-contra scandal
  • Iroquois Confederacy
  • J
  • Jim Crow laws
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  • judicial branch
  • judicial philosophy
  • judicial review
  • jurisdiction
  • justice
  • justices of the peace
  • K
  • Keynesian economics
  • L
  • labor policy
  • law clerks
  • legislative branch
  • legislative caucus
  • legislative censure
  • legislative process
  • legislative term limits
  • legislative veto
  • liberal democracy
  • liberal tradition
  • liberalism
  • liberty
  • Library of Congress
  • lobbying
  • local government bonds
  • Locke, John
  • logrolling
  • M
  • Magna Carta
  • mandate
  • maritime law
  • market economy
  • Mayflower Compact
  • mayor
  • media
  • military tribunals
  • minimum wage
  • Miranda warning
  • monarchy
  • multiparty system
  • municipal and town charter
  • municipal courts
  • municipal government
  • municipal home rule
  • N
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • National Security Advisor (NSA)
  • National Security Council (NSC)
  • nationalization
  • natural rights
  • naturalization
  • negative campaigning
  • New Deal
  • New Jersey Plan
  • newly industrialized countries
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • O
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • P
  • parliamentary government
  • party conventions
  • party platform
  • party politics
  • patronage
  • planning boards
  • plea bargaining
  • Political Action Committees (PACs)
  • political advertising
  • political cartoons
  • political culture
  • political participation
  • political parties
  • political questions doctrine
  • political socialization
  • political symbols
  • politics
  • polling
  • pork-barrel expenditures
  • precedent
  • presidency
  • presidential corruption
  • presidential disability
  • presidential election
  • presidential findings
  • presidential inaugurations
  • presidential leadership
  • presidential succession
  • presidential veto
  • President's Daily Briefing (PDB)
  • primary system
  • private bills
  • propaganda
  • property rights
  • protest
  • public assistance
  • public bills
  • public debt
  • public opinion
  • public utilities
  • R
  • recalls
  • referendums
  • regulation
  • removal power
  • representative democracy
  • representatives
  • reproductive and sexual health policy
  • republic
  • Republican Party
  • resolution
  • rider
  • right to privacy
  • rule of law
  • rules committee
  • S
  • search and seizure
  • secrecy
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • sedition
  • selective service system
  • Senate
  • senators
  • separation of powers
  • signing statements
  • slavery
  • social contract
  • social democracy
  • social security
  • socialism
  • special districts
  • state
  • state and local budgets
  • state and local campaign finance
  • state and local legislative process
  • state and local taxation
  • state constitutions
  • state courts
  • state courts of appeals
  • state government
  • state judges
  • state legislatures
  • state militias
  • State of the Union Address
  • state representative
  • state senator
  • states' rights
  • suffrage
  • suffragist movement
  • sunshine laws
  • superdelegates
  • Super PACs
  • supply-side economics
  • supremacy clause
  • swing state
  • T
  • telecommunication policy
  • third parties
  • totalitarianism
  • town meeting
  • transitions
  • transportation policy
  • treaty making
  • trial by jury
  • two-party system
  • U
  • U.S. Constitution
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. solicitor general
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court opinions
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • ugly American
  • unitary executive
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • urban development
  • V
  • vice president
  • Virginia Plan
  • voter turnout
  • voting
  • voting regulations
  • W
  • war powers
  • Watergate
  • Ways and Means Committee
  • welfare policy
  • welfare state
  • White House Chief of Staff
  • women's rights
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • writ of certiorari
  • Z
  • zoning