The Federalist Papers
The Magna Carta
It has never been tried elsewhere.
It thrived in the United States despite the existence of feudal aristocracy.
It thrived in the United States despite the large number of legal restraints on it.
It emphasizes social equality over personal liberty.
It has been tried without great success by many other countries.
Public opinion was deeply divided.
Public opinion unanimously condemned the legislation.
Many people expressed views about the legislation, which was entirely fictitious.
The legislation was still pending.
Congress had passed the legislation only two days before the surveys were conducted.
Little different from other democracies.
The ability to tax other levels of government.
Independent authority to pass laws.
All of these.
Parties play a minor role compared to Europe.
Parties play a larger role today than at the turn of the century.
In the United States, nomination is usually tantamount to election.
The nomination process in the United States is more of an organizational effort than in Europe.
The nomination is less influenced by organized interests than in Europe.
Levy taxes on individuals.
Make tax assessment requests of states.
The Marquis de Montespan.
Alexis de Tocqueville.
Loss of power of party machines to give out patronage jobs.
Establishment of primary elections to choose party candidates.
The growth of the "personalized campaign," specific to individual candidates.
The increasing influence electronic media in determining voter choices.
The tendency of parties to avoid new campaign techniques resulting in a lack of adequate campaign funds.
Fewer people vote in presidential elections.
Presidential incumbents can better serve their constituents.
Presidential incumbents can more easily avoid responsibility.
Presidential races are generally more competitive.
Congressional incumbents are generally more competitive.
The Federalist Papers.
The White Papers.
Stayed about the same.
Declined, then risen.
Demonstrated no recognizable pattern of change.
Working for a political party.
Giving money to a campaign.
Feudalism is an inefficient way to run a political system.
A unitary government is the ideal form of governmental authority.
Unfunded mandates are reasonable and constitutional.
The powers of the national government should be limited.
The era of Jacksonian Democracy.
During the Progressive era of the early 1900s.
During the 1930s, with FDR'S New Deal.
During the 1960s, with LBJ'S Great Society.
The need for change
The Massachusetts Conspiracy.
The Whig Uprising.
The Springfield Conspiracy.
All Western democracies.
All twentieth-century nations.
Most nations throughout history.
U.S. political culture.
European nations in the 1700s.
State and local.
The Fifteenth Amendment.
The Nineteenth Amendment.