The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442259930
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This concise, accessible text provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. Constitutional historian Michael Benedict stresses the role that the American people have played over time in defining the powers of government and the rights of individuals and minorities. He covers important trends and events in U.S. constitutional history, encompassing key Supreme Court and lower-court cases. The volume begins by discussing the English and colonial origins of American constitutionalism. Following an analysis of the American Revolution's meaning to constitutional history, the text traces the Constitution's evolution from the Early Republic to the present day. This third edition is updated to include the election of 2000, the Tea Party and the rise of popular constitutionalism, and the rise of judicial supremacy as seen in cases such as Citizens United, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage.

The Blessings Of Liberty A Concise History Of The Constitution Of The United States

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619052962
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Blessings of Liberty, A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Sources In American Constitutional History

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538100134
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In the second revised and expanded edition of this invaluable reader, Michael Les Benedict draws together the important documents that have shaped and been shaped by the American Constitution from medieval times through the present day. It includes not only the most important Supreme Court decisions, but also key American declarations, resolutions, laws, and platforms. All these documents represent, in a sense, the formal expression of the American people's ongoing contract with each other. The documents in the reader are organized into chapters corresponding to those in the third edition of The Blessings of Liberty: A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States. However, since they reflect the generally accepted canon of American constitutional history, they may supplement any textbook or other readings. The brief introductory headnotes provide information about the social, political, and intellectual context in which each document first appeared.

Preserving The Constitution

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823225538
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Americans' ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program and reduced the prospects for its success. Americans were as concerned with preserving the Constitution as they were with changing it to protect liberty and equal rights. These two commitments were in profound tension. The question was how one could change the constitutional system to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence-to entrench a republic dedicated to liberty instead of slavery-and yet preserve the essentials of federalism and local democracy. Almost 150 years later we still struggle with these problems.-Michael Les Benedict, from the IntroductionHistorians and legal scholars continue to confront the failure of Reconstruction, exploring the interaction of pervasive racism with widespread commitments to freedom and equality. In this important book, one of America's leading historians confronts the constitutional politics of the period from the end of the CivilWar until 1877. Benedict updates ten of his classic essays that explore the way Republicans tried to replace the slaveholding republic with a nation dedicated to freedom and equality of basic legal and political rights-and how Americans' constitutional commitments, and those of Republicans themselves, limited reform. Expertly bridging legal, political, party history, the essays explore the fate of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the struggle between President and Congress over the course of Reconstruction. Brought together for the first time with a new introduction, and revised to reflect emerging scholarship, the essays are essential points of departure for students and scholars in history, law, and political science.

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195378334
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The Revolutionary Constitution examines how the Constitution has served as a dynamic and contested framework for legitimating power and advancing liberty in which our past concerns and experiences influence our present understanding. Informed by the latest scholarship, the book is an interpretive synthesis linking constitutional history with American political and social history.

To Secure The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Karen Supak
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781462693962
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Just as the cafeteria plan on your paycheck has nothing to do with food, the new TEA Party Movement has nothing to do with tea. Many rumors, myths, and innuendos surround the Movement. In To Secure the Blessings of Liberty, we have endeavored to dispel these and put to paper a concise history of the original Tea Party and current motivations for the new TEA Party. Our directed audiences are busy people, that are economically strapped, and the 18-26 set, who need to be better informed of our national history. Since the Movement was instrumental in the 2010 elections and promises to be a force in the 2012 elections, it is time that an average citizen understands the Movement's intentions as well as terms that affect their life on a daily basis, such as liberty, freedom, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States of America.

U S Constitution

Author: Leyh Publishing LLC
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ISBN: 9781932042030
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