Why was the idea of checks and balances important to our Founding Fathers?
Checks and balances can be attributed to negative experiences our Founding Fathers had with monarchical rule in England, and were designed to prevent any one branch from gaining too much power over the government in our country.
What is the "revolving door" in US politics?
The "revolving door" is the idea that interest groups and lobbyists exert pressure on lawmakers to meet their needs, yet many of these same lawmakers work for interest groups and as lobbyists following their political careers.
What world events led the United States to enter World War I?
Although the concept of isolationism initially ruled supreme throughout the US, several events such as the sinking of the Luisitania, the Zimmerman Telegram, and an increasingly unstable Europe led the US to enter World War I.