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American History

US Constitution: The Bill of Rights

February 10, 2021

The US Constitution, through its Bill of Rights, guarantees some civil liberties. These are referred to as the collection of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution and safeguard individual rights from government infringement. […]

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American History

Changing the Narrative about Native American History

February 9, 2021

The historical narrative about Native Americans confined them to their past. Typical narratives by historians from the past labelled the Natives as victims bound to disappear in history. The new narratives and studies are challenging these and finding ways of recovery of the native community. […]

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American History

Understanding Tribal Sovereignty in Native America

February 9, 2021

Tribal nations have been given the status of sovereign nations through various treaties signed between them and the federal government. To this day, the US continues to recognize the political status of these tribal nations. […]

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American History

US Government: The Constitution

February 8, 2021

Under the Articles of Confederation, the government was ineffectual. The United States Constitution was then developed to create the public good that everyone desired—an effective government. […]

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American History

Governments: Why Do People Need Them?

February 8, 2021

A government serves many purposes. Throughout history these purposes have been debated by prominent philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and David Hume. […]

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American History

Government: Types and Features

February 8, 2021

There are many types of governments. In order to distinguish one type of government from another, two basic questions need to be asked: First, who governs? That is, who is in control of the rules. Second, how much government control is allowed in a particular system? […]

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American History

Federalism: Division of Power in the United States

February 6, 2021

Currently, rather than a system of dual federalism that leans toward states’ power, there is what many call cooperative federalism, suggesting that the two levels of government form partnerships for the purpose of advancing common goals. […]

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