Although the United States has followed the same constitution for over 220 years, its political system has always been a work in progress. In just the past few years, a disputed election was resolved by the Supreme Court and, in response to 9/11, our foreign policy has been significantly redefined. How have challenges such as these shaped American politics? What ideas, institutions, and policies have provoked changes in the U.S. political system over time?
Richard A. Harris, PhD, is professor at Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ, with a joint appointment in political science and public policy and administration. Daniel J. Tichenor, PhD, is research professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and associate professor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ.
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