By Jeffrey E. Cohen
By John Bicknell
The 12 months 1844 observed a momentous presidential election, non secular turmoil, westward growth, and diverse different interwoven occasions that profoundly affected the U.S. as a kingdom. writer and journalist John Bicknell information those compelling occasions during this strange heritage publication. He explains how the election of James ok. Polk guaranteed the growth that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This happened amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the assumption within the forthcoming moment coming of Christ, the homicide of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those parts illustrate the competing visions of the yankee destiny and the way Polk’s victory cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental nation.
By Don Philpott
- The possibility of guns of mass destruction;
- HIV/AIDS and different infectious diseases;
- Illegal drug trafficking and crime;
- Humanitarian wishes of migrants and refugees; and
- Environmental degradation.
Americans at domestic and in a foreign country face threats to their actual and monetary future health. The kingdom division protects our kingdom, its humans, and our prosperity.
Understanding the dep. of State appears to be like on the major present concerns it faces all over the world from kin with Russia and China to the civil conflict in Iraq and the growing to be chance from the Islamic nation and different terrorist teams. The booklet additionally has short biographies of the entire Secretaries of kingdom from Thomas Jefferson, the 1st to carry the location in 1790, to John Kerry, the present incumbent.
The e-book additionally contains:
- A precise heritage of the function of the nation division over the past 250 years and the way it formed either the USA and the remainder of the world.
- A checklist and bios of all U.S. Secretaries of State
- A record of the foremost international concerns that are the nation Department’s present concentration of attention.
About the Series:
The Cabinet sequence seems to be on the significant departments within the Federal govt explaining why they have been created and the duties of every corporation and the way they conducts their day-by-day company at domestic and in another country. It is helping to give an explanation for what federal corporations do and the way they impact the lives of voters.
By Robert Rushing
This is the 1st tutorial booklet for a necessary existence ability; fending off govt interference in our lives or facing it whilst it really is inevitable. matters contain zoning forums, homeowner's institutions, site visitors court docket and misdemeanors, the legal courtroom process, baby welfare and divorce, and naturally, taxation.
By David J. Siemers
By Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown
The booklet additionally explores the ways in which faith has affected the orientation of partisan politics within the usa. via an in depth evaluation of the political attitudes and behaviors of significant spiritual and minority religion traditions, the e-book establishes that faith is still an immense a part of the yankee cultural and political milieu whereas explaining that it needs to have interaction with many different elements to steer political results within the usa.
By John Duffield,Peter Dombrowski
Too frequently, notwithstanding, the controversy has been narrowly framed when it comes to the placement in Iraq and what steps the USA may still take there subsequent, leaving the wider impression of the battle on American pursuits mostly neglected. finally, notwithstanding, the good fortune and failure of the battle must be judged when it comes to its total contribution to U.S. nationwide safety, together with these repercussions that reach a ways past the borders of Iraq.
This ebook addresses this hole by means of delivering a finished overview of the implications of the Iraq conflict for the nationwide safeguard of the U.S.. it really is aimed toward either those that haven't but made up their minds in regards to the advantages of the conflict and those that desire to floor their reviews in a clearer realizing of what results the battle has truly had.
Balance Sheet examines either how the conflict has complicated or retarded the fulfillment of different vital objectives of U.S. nationwide defense coverage and its influence at the skill of the USA to pursue its protection pursuits now and sooner or later. person chapters by way of professional authors handle such key concerns because the struggle on terror, nuclear non-proliferation, balance within the center East, the well-being of the U.S. army, America's status on the earth, and U.S. public opinion.
By doing justice to the entire variety of stakes concerned, this booklet not just reframes the controversy over the Iraq conflict yet offers an important origin for destiny U.S. policymaking towards Iraq and beyond.
By Peter Self
This reissued paintings, initially released in 1985, is a uniquely vast and unique survey of theories and ideology concerning the development, behaviour, functionality and reform of the governments of contemporary Western democracies. After analysing the exterior pressures that have formed smooth governments, the writer examines 4 diversified colleges of political inspiration which search to provide an explanation for the behaviour and function of governments, and which provide various treatments for the pluralism, corporatism and bureaucracy.
To research and attempt those basic theories, the writer appears heavily at how governments really paintings. The e-book is illustrated with examples drawn from a variety of Western societies. the ultimate chapters current the author’s personal end concerning the destiny function of presidency, the bounds of industry philosophy, the way forward for politics, and the rules and difficulties of institutional reform.
By Mary Meghan Ryan
The subject-based procedure of this booklet lets you browse for suitable websites on your box of curiosity instead of sift via thousands of seek effects or try and bet which federal company to refer to. Researchers, company humans, lecturers, scholars, and electorate within the usa and around the globe can navigate the labyrinthine federal net withThe usa govt web Directory.
- contains greater than 1,800 site files, prepared into 21 topic themed chapters
- includes issues on a wide-range of topics together with employment, strength, safeguard and intelligence, tradition and activity, and masses more
- provides descriptions and URLs for every site
- describes websites that can assist you decide on the correct resource
- notes the valuable or distinctive elements of the site
- lists many of the significant executive courses hosted at the site
- provides a roster of congressional individuals with member's internet sites
- lists apartment and Senate Committees with committee URLs
- contains beneficial, up to date organizational charts for the main federal govt agencies
- includes a one-page speedy consultant to the foremost federal firms and the prime on-line library, facts resource, and discovering relief sites
- identifies the most important govt websites relating to the worldwide recession and new govt financial restoration programs
By John A. Coleman S. J.,John A. Coleman
Christian Political Ethics brings jointly major Christian students of various theological and moral perspectives--Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anabaptist--to handle basic questions of country and civil society, foreign legislations and family, the function of the state, and problems with violence and its containment. Representing a different fusion of faith-centered ethics and social technological know-how, the participants convey into discussion their very own various Christian understandings with quite a number either secular moral suggestion and different non secular viewpoints from Judaism, Islam, and Confucianism. They discover divergent Christian perspectives of kingdom and society--and the boundaries of every. They grapple with the tensions that may come up inside of Christianity over questions of patriotism, civic accountability, and loyalty to one's state, they usually research Christian responses to pluralism and relativism, globalization, and battle and peace. Revealing the notable pluralism inherent to Christianity itself, this pioneering quantity recasts the meanings of Christian citizenship and civic accountability, and increases compelling new questions on civil disobedience, international justice, and Christian justifications for waging conflict in addition to spreading global peace. It brings Christian political ethics out of the church buildings and seminaries to interact with latest such a lot vexing and intricate social issues.
The individuals are Michael Banner, Nigel Biggar, Joseph Boyle, Michael G. Cartwright, John A. Coleman, S.J., John Finnis, Theodore J. Koontz, David Little, Richard B. Miller, James W. Skillen, and Max L. Stackhouse.