United States Of America

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1. THE UNITED STATES POLITICAL SYSTEM
System overview; American political values; Historic information and documents; Australia-US comparison.

2. CONSTITUTION
Full text and Amendments to the US Constitution; related documents; political values underpinning the Constitution.

3. CONGRESS
The Legislative branch of the US political system; House of Representatives; Senate.

4. PRESIDENT
Full list of US Presidents; Ex-Presidents; the Executive branch.

5. SUPREME COURT
The Judicial branch of the US political system.

6. POLITICAL PARTIES
Republican Party; Democratic Party; Other parties.

7. ELECTIONS
Archival material on presidential, congressional and gubernatorial elections.

8. WATERGATE
Companion site on the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974.

9. CLINTON IMPEACHMENT
Detailed material on the impeachment and trial of President Bill Clinton in 1998-99.

10. TERRORISM
Posts relating to terrorism, 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

10. LOBBY GROUPS
Some links to US lobby groups.

11. USA NEWS ITEMS 1998-2007
Archive of US-related posts.

Why is American political material appearing on an Australian politics site?

When I first began publishing AustralianPolitics.com, I was teaching a course on Australian politics that included a comparative study of American politics. From the outset, AustralianPolitics.com has contained material on American politics. I’ve considered separating the content and even transferred the US material to its own domain in 2002. I quickly moved it all back in 2003 when I realised that managing another separate website was too cumbersome.

Like AustralianPolitics.com in general, the material in this section is idiosyncratic. It does not pretend to be a definitive collection of information and should not be regarded as such. Much of the material simply reflects my own personal interests and subjects I happen to have been teaching at various times.

I am happy to leave this material here, especially for non-American students studying the US political system.

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