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Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 15--Final Principles)

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In this episode, Dr. Andrew Rudalevige reviews the remaining key founding principles of American government. Through a study of foundational documents like the Federalist papers, students learn about the most important principles at the core of American democracy. This episode covers the separation of powers, checks and balances, public participation, public policy, public opinion, political gridlock, the role of status quo, and the difference between a republic and a pure democracy. Part of the "Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action" series.

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