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Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy

Chapters 1-3 in Edwards textbook

Federalist #10

Federalist #51

The Declaration of Independence

Brutus #1

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitution of the United States

Lopez v. United States, 1995

"Our Broken Constitution"-Jeffrey Toobin, 2013

McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819

"How American Parties Went Insane"-Rauch, 2016

Unit 2: Branches of Government

Chapters 11-15 in Edwards textbook

Baker v. Carr, 1972

Federalist #70

Marbury v. Madison, 1803

"Sobering Entitlement Spending"

Shaw v. Reno, 1993

Federalist #78

Unilateral Action and Presidential Power: A Theory

Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Chapters 4 and 5 in Edwards textbook

14th Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses

Wisconsin v. Yoder, 1972

Schenck v. United States, 1919

McDonald v. Chicago,2010

Roe v. Wade, 1972

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Engel v. Vitale, 1962

Tinker v. Des Moines, 1969

New York Times Co. v. United States, 1971

Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

"Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies"-Bentele and O'Brien

Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

Chapter 6 in Edwards textbook

Fiorina, Morris P. Americas Missing Moderates: Hiding in Plain Sight The American Interest 8, no. 4, February 12, 2013

Political Polarization in the American Public Pew Research Center, June 12, 2014

Sanger-Katz, Margot. Your Surgeon is Probably a Republican, Your Psychiatrist Probably a Democrat, The New York Times, October 6, 2016

The Monkey Cage series on political polarization in America The Washington Post

Abramowitz, Alan I., and Morris P, Fiorina. Polarized or Sorted? Just Whats Wrong with Our Politics, Anyway? The American Interest, March 11, 2013

Pew Research Center A Deep Dive Into Party Affilliation

Unit 5: Political Participation

Chapters 7-10 in Edwards textbook

Desilver, Drew, U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout. Pew Research Center, May 15, 2017

Gaslowitz, Lea. How to Spot a Misleading Graph Lea Gaslowitz. TED-Ed video, 4:09

Kiely, Eugene and Lori Robertson. How to Spot Fake News., November 18, 2016.

Citizens United v. FEC, 2010

Barthel, Michael and Amy Mitchell. Americans Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines. Pew Research Center, May 10, 2017.

Neale, Thomas H., The Electoral College: How it Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections. The Congressional Research Service, May 15, 2017.