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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER18

Interest Groups

In This Chapter

  • How interest groups originated in the United States
  • The organization and structure of various interest groups
  • How interest groups promote their agenda
  • Financial influence of interest groups
  • Government attempts to regulate interest groups

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans the freedom of speech and “… the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Interest groups, or lobbies, are constitutionally protected in the United States, representing not only people with money, power, and influence, but also groups that care deeply about a cause ...

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