The American Political System with A Revised Preface
This book discusses the American political system. The book consists of 34 chapters and three appendices divided in 11 parts about the consitution and the courts such as the character of the consitution and judicial review, the origin and character of the parties such as the age of the democrats and the republicans, the present distribution of party strength, and party sections and the direct primary, illustrations of sectionalism such as economic sectionalism and country versys city, the president such as the growth of the presidency, the President's cabinet, the president and legislation, Congress such as the House of Representatives, the House at Work, the Senate, the Senate at Work, the spoils system such as the rise and decline of the system and the working of the system, the pension system such as the GAR and the GOP and the veteran problem, the machine such as how the city machine makes its friends, the rural machine, the machine and the elections, spoils and rewards, some of the machine's customers, Tammany Hall, what some reformers learned, the state machine, the prospects of reform, conventions and candidates such as the task of the convention and the ticket, and the campaign such as the plan of campaign, local and personal issues, advertising, and vox populi. This book is suitable for research on American political system.
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