What's a majority? -- Majority rule -- Majority rule in the United States -- Too powerful -- What are individual rights? -- Protecting your individual rights -- The judicial system -- The Scopes trial of 1925 -- Roe v. Wade -- Majority and minority whips -- America: A majority minority -- Gerrymandering -- What's your experience? -- Glossary -- Index -- Primary source list -- Websites.
The U.S. government is commonly characterized as being comprised of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. These two parties have differing views of how the government should be run, therefore creating a divide in legislative processes. Majority rule refers to a democracy being governed by decisions upon which a greater portion of people has agreed. However, U.S. citizens have basic and inalienable rights that can't be violated by the government. This book explores these basic and inalienable rights in relation to majority rule, and provides insight to how these concepts are laid out in the U.S. Constitution.