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Resources for the Study of American Politics



Constitution and the Founding

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Governing Institutions:
Congress
  • C-Span and C-Span in the Classroom
    • Up-to-date legislative information and videos about Congress, other branches of government and foreign policy/government.
  • The Center on Congress at Indiana University
    • A useful resource for learning about how Congress actually works. Of special interest may be the "Learn about Congress" module.
    • Recommended "interactive learning modules" available at this website:
  • THOMAS - legislative information from the Library of Congress
  • U.S. House of Representatives
    • The official website for the U.S. House of Representatives. Of special interest may be the "Kids in the House" section as it provides more insight into how a bill becomes a law, the role of committees and leadership, etc.
  • U.S. Senate
    • The official website for the U.S. Senate.

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Executive Branch

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Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court
    • Official website for the U.S. Supreme Court. Of special interest may be the "About" section.
  • The Oyez Project
    • This website has complete information about Supreme Court cases (you may pull up the opinions on all cases decided by the Court - very user friendly site).
  • United States Courts
    • The official website for the federal court system.

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Public Opinion, Voting and Campaigns and Elections
  • The Center for Responsive Politics
    • Up-to-date information on campaign finance. On this website, users may explore a variety of data related to federal campaign finance.
  • The Gallup Organization
    • A well-respected public opinion organization. Check out the website for information related to public approval ratings of the president, Congress and other important public opinion data.
  • Georgia Secretary of State
    • Get registered to vote or find out information about Georgia elections at this website.
  • Project Vote Smart
    • A non-partisan resource to help voters learn more about candidates and issues.
  • Library of Congress - Elections
    • A clearinghouse of historical information related to American elections. Through the various websites provided, many aspects of American elections may be explored - from the fight for women's suffrage to the controversy of the 2000 presidential election.
  • Votes for Women
    • Historical information related to the women's suffrage movement.

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Civil Rights Movement

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State and Local Government Resources

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International Relations Resources

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