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Citizenship [electronic resource]: Making Government Work

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Case studies from New York City, consider the role of law enforcement in the maintaining citizen's rights. A brief history of police brutality, regulations of police brutality and modification of the regulations post Sept. 11th, provide insight into contemporary views of citizen's rights and civil liberties. In Part 2, reactions to proposed changes to Riverside Park, stress that the essential role of politics is to address the will of the people, but citizen participation is necessary in order for democracy to work. In Part 3, Frank Alvarez, a naturalized citizen from El Savador, recalls how he fought deportation to move from resident alien to citizen.
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2003
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The Constitution [electronic resource]: Fixed or Flexible?

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Examines the search for balance between the original Constitution and the need to interpret and adjust it to meet the needs of changing times. Details the original Jeffersonian-Madisonian debate, the concept of checks and balances, and the stringent procedures for amending the Constitution. Case studies include legislative decisions about capital punishment for mentally retarded individuals, President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Bill, and the fight for women's suffrage in the United States.
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2003
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Federalism [electronic resource]: U.S. V. The States

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Explores federalism as a Constitutional compromise, especially in terms of present-day conflicts between people who believe that power should reside primarily in the national government and those who want government authority retained within the states. Case studies include the conflict between Idaho and the federal government when wolves were re-introduced to public lands; the use of federal incentives to influence blood-alcohol standards for drunk drivers in South Carolina, and the devolution of welfare programs in the United States.
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2003