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The Legislative Branch

Making Laws
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At first glance, Congress may appear to be the most intricate element of the U.S. government's system of checks and balances. It involves both the Sete and House of Representatives, both of which have…
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The Executive Branch

Carrying Out and Enforcing Laws
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This book focuses primarily on the president's role in government and the choices and considerations afforded by this position, such as the formation of a cabinet and the power to create executive…
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The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Powers

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Putting the three branches into historical context is important for understanding them, but equally important is illumiting the testing ground for their formation and solidification as current rules…
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The Judicial Branch

Evaluating and Interpreting Laws
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While the Supreme Court is certainly a beacon of the judiciary system, it is not the only element in this branch of the U.S. government. In this text, the reader is immersed into the judicial branch…
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The Legislative Branch of the Federal Government

Purpose, Process, and People
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The Legislative Branch, created by Article I of the Constitution, is comprised of the House of Representatives and the Sete, which together form the United States Congress. This book not only studies…
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The Judicial Branch of the Federal Government

Purpose, Process, and People
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The system of courts in the United States serves to enforce the laws of the tion as well as act as a check to make sure the other branches of government obey the powers set forth by the Constitution.…
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Ancient Philosophy

From 600 BCE to 500 CE
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Supplanting mythical explations with those based on observation, early Greeks and some of their contemporaries sought to comprehend worldly phenome in terms of more universal truths. This book…
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Medieval Philosophy

From 500 CE to 1500 CE
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Philosophers of the Middle Ages endeavored to reconcile two seemingly incompatible concepts: religion and reason. By drawing extensively from the work of their predecessors, like Plato and Aristotle,…
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Modern Philosophy

From 1500 CE to the Present
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Concerned more with ratiolity, human ture, and human interaction with society and the world than the theological questions of the Middle Ages, contemporary philosophy has advanced study of the limits…
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The History of Western Ethics

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Ethics is the business of moral philosophy by which humans try to determine what behaviors are right and wrong; good and bad; noble and ignoble. Each person strives for rectitude as they understand…
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Thinkers and Theories in Ethics

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Perspectives on moral behavior and ethical action are wide-ranging, and often involve divergent standards and approaches that produce ambiguous conclusions
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The Executive Branch of the Federal Government

Purpose, Process, and People
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The founders of the Constitution created the office of the President to be the Chief Executive of the United States, as well as an important figure the tion could turn to. This book covers the role…
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Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy

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For as long as individuals have lived alongside one another there have been governing structures—bodies established to maintain order and justice, entrusted to provide basic needs and services to…
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