BRIA 24 2 Politics

Bill of Rights in Action
FALL 2008 (Volume 24, No. 2)


With the national elections coming, this edition of Bill of Rights in Action focuses on politics. The first article looks at how political parties first began in the United States. The second article examines a recurring debate between Republicans and Democrats over whether the United States should make voting easier to increase voter turnout or should enact restrictions to prevent voter fraud. The last article explores the development in ancient times of Confucianism, the philosophy that dominated China and its politics for most of its history.

U.S. History: How Political Parties Began

Current Issues: Making it Easier to Vote vs. Guarding Against Election Fraud

World History: The Development of Confucianism in Ancient China

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