BRIA 14 4

Bill of Rights in Action
Fall 1998 (14:4)

Rulers, Policy, and Empire

This issue of Bill of Rights in Actionexamines codes, customs, and laws from pre-Columbian Mexico and ancient India and explores the aftermath of European rule in Africa to assess the impact of rulers, governments, and their policies. The first article looks at ideas that contributed to the rapid rise and fall of the Aztec empire. The second article explores a unique monarch’s change of heart in ancient India. The third article explores the relationship between current U.S. policy in Africa and the lingering effects of European colonialism.

World History: The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire

World History: The Edicts of Asoka

U.S. Government: Africa’s "Second Independence" and U.S. Policy 

This issue of the Bill of Rights in Action is made possible by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Officers: Haley J. Fromholz, President; Susan J. Troy, Immediate Past President; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Gerald Chaleff, Lee S. Edmon, Michael W. Monk, Margaret Morrow, Peggy Saferstein, Deborah S. Saxe, Marvin Sears, Lois Thompson, Carlton Varner; Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Cristy Lytal, Web Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Peggy Saferstein, CRF Board Reviewer.

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