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    2014-04-02

      EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
    EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

    LGBT rights are a work in progress in the United States. New attitudes are ushering in change. States are legalizing gay marriage. Businesses are protectin...

    2014-03-05

      EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out
    EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out

    Explore college newsrooms where student journalists practice their Constitutional right to a free and unfettered press. This issue also offers news for mov...

    2013-12-05

    Outline of U.S. Government

    What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...

    2013-12-02

      EJ|USA: Race Forward — A New Generation Celebrates Black History
    EJ|USA: Race Forward — A New Generation Celebrates Black History

    This Black History Month, we are reminded of how far we have come as a country on equal rights for all.

    2013-11-19

    Priceless: The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

    The U.S. Ambassadors Find for Cultural Preservation has supported projects to preserve cultural heritage in more than 125 countries around the world. Learn...

    2013-11-01

      EJ|USA: President-Speak. What the State of the Union Says to You
    EJ|USA: President-Speak. What the State of the Union Says to You

    The new year brings renewed dedication to goals, and everyone from students to the president has an optimistic vision of 2014.

    2013-06-24

      EJ|USA: VOLUNTEERS. Answering the Call
    EJ|USA: VOLUNTEERS. Answering the Call

    Community service in America is promulgated by presidents and practiced by students, firefighters and business leaders. Around the world, Peace Corps volu...

    2013-04-01

      The U.S. Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under the Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under the Law

    This collection of essays explains how the U.S. Supreme Court functions, how the justices are chosen, how they make their decisions, and the importance of...

    2012-10-26

      The NGO Handbook
    The NGO Handbook

    Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and famili...

    2012-09-10

      Women in the World Today
    Women in the World Today

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has written the introduction to this publication, which examines women’s issues around the world, and U.S. Ambass...

    2012-08-14

      eJournal USA: Youth Votes! The 2012 U.S. Elections
    eJournal USA: Youth Votes! The 2012 U.S. Elections

    Young U.S. voters affirm American values but are different and have different attitudes than previous generations.

    2012-05-25

      eJournal USA: Partnerships Against Corruption
    eJournal USA: Partnerships Against Corruption

    This issue of eJournal USA — “Partnerships Against Corruption” — provides a range of perspectives on the benefits and challenges of public-private partner...

    2012-04-17

      A Responsible Press Office in the Digital Age
    A Responsible Press Office in the Digital Age

    A Responsible Press Office in the Digital Age explores the relationship between government officials and the media and provides guidance to government comm...

    2012-01-04

    USA Elections in Brief

    This revised 2012 edition of USA Elections in Brief sketches the way primary and general elections work, not only the role of political parties, but also t...

    2011-10-05

      eJournal USA: Cultivating Civil Society 2.0
    eJournal USA: Cultivating Civil Society 2.0

    “Cultivating Civil Society 2.0” explores the evolving intersection between civil society and technology and offers examples of how civil society organizati...

    2011-06-30

      eJournal USA: Educating Women and Girls
    eJournal USA: Educating Women and Girls

    This issue of eJournal USA explores how international organizations, state governments, the private sector and individuals — in many different countries — ...

    2011-04-26

      eJournal USA: Ethical and Effective Policing
    eJournal USA: Ethical and Effective Policing

    This issue of eJournal USA examines the ways in which citizens and police strive to sustain the social contract.

    2010-12-15

      Media Law Handbook
    Media Law Handbook

    What are the privileges and responsibilities of a free press? In Media Law Handbook, Professor Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the...

    2010-06-15

      eJournal USA: Internet Freedom
    eJournal USA: Internet Freedom

    Information has never been so free, but threats to the free flow of information on the Internet are growing. How governments and societies confront new and...

    2010-01-15

      eJournal USA: More Than Elections: How Democracies Transfer Power
    eJournal USA: More Than Elections: How Democracies Transfer Power

    Democracy requires more than holding elections. Healthy democracies are defined by the expectations of citizens and the common rules, understandings, and t...

    2010-01-01

      American Citizenship
    American Citizenship

    In the United States, government serves the citizens. It protects their constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to e...

    2009-12-15

      eJournal USA: Governance and Growth
    eJournal USA: Governance and Growth

    The link between stable, honest government and economic prosperity is being recognized increasingly around the globe by governments, private-sector leaders...

    2009-10-20

      eJournalUSA: The U.S. Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law
    eJournalUSA: The U.S. Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court is respected both in the United States and abroad. The October 2009 edition of eJournal USA describes many aspects of the U.S. Supre...

    2009-09-15

      The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later
    The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later

    The Berlin Wall — symbol of a divided city within a divided nation within a divided continent — marked the geopolitical and ideological cleavage of Cold Wa...

    2009-07-15

      eJournal USA: Anatomy of a Jury Trial
    eJournal USA: Anatomy of a Jury Trial

    Juries — usually groups of 6 or 12 ordinary citizens — provide a crucial service for their fellow citizens: Just as in medieval England, where they got sta...