Category: Political Science

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    • This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access and how one can us GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.
  • Circuit Court Rules
    • The rules below were extracted from the web sites of the various Federal Court of Appeals in August, 2002. Forthcoming and proposed rules were also reviewed, and to the best of this author's knowledge, no revisions are currently pending on these excerpts. This author can also find no discussion at all of affirmance without opinion in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP). The FRAP apply to all circuits. Where little was lost in context, the rules discussing published versus unpublished opinions are not included.
  • Communist Manifesto
    • Marx argues that all changes in the shape of society, in political institutions, in history itself, are driven by a process of collective struggle on the part of groups of people with similar economic situations in order to realize their material or economic interests.
  • Courts
    • Millions of cases are filed in local, state, tribal, and federal courts each year. Most court systems include trial courts, which hear criminal and civil cases; appellate courts, which review cases decided at the trial court level; and at least one supreme court, which is the court of last resort within a judiciary system.
  • Creating the Federal Judicial System
    • This Federal Judicial Center publication was undertaken in furtherance of the Centerís statutory mission to encourage study of the history of the federal judiciary.
  • Electoral College
    • How we elect our President in the United States. (American Civics)
  • Federal Judicial Center
    • The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts. Congress created the FJC in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in the courts of the United States. This site contains the results of Center research on federal court operations and procedures and court history, as well as selected educational materials.
  • Judicial Administration and Organization
    • Explore more about the Federal Judicial Circuits here.
  • Legal Information Institute
    • The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Law about...
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    • Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support.
  • Religion and Politics
    • This article covers topics such as separation of church and state, liberalism, and tolerance
  • Rule of Law Threats
    • Rule of law and due process are the bedrock upon which all American liberty and justice are based.
  • The Committee for the Rule of Law
    • The purpose of the Committee for the Rule of Law is to insure the legal system is held in strict account to the people and to the law.
  • The Constitution Society
    • The Constitution Society is dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. It publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform. This site aims to eventually provide almost everything one needs to accurately decide what is and is not constitutional in most situations, and what applicable constitutions require one to do.
  • The Social Contract or Principals of Political Right
    • With the famous phrase, "man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains," Rousseau asserts that modern states repress the physical freedom that is our birthright, and do nothing to secure the civil freedom for the sake of which we enter into civil society.
  • U.S. Courts
    • The purpose of this site is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.
  • Wex
    • Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.
  • What is the Electoral College?
    • The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
  • Wikipedia Law Portal
    • Wikipedia's explanation of law.
  • Wikipedia Political Science Portal
    • Wikipedia's explanation of political science.
  • Wikipedia Politics Portal
    • A portal containing articles ranging from anarchism, law, philosophy, war, criminal justice, and governments of various countries'.
  • Wikipedia US Government Portal
    • Wikipedia's explanation for the United States government.