The United States Constitution

Author: J. Vile
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137513500
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This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty.

Founding Documents Of America Documents Decoded

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440839298
Size: 43.35 MB
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Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition. • Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Provides expert commentary on—and clarification of—complex and difficult-to-comprehend passages • Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level • Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation

Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111977
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The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated with 20 new cases, including landmark decisions on such topics as campaign finance, Obamacare, gay marriage, and the First Amendment.

The Constitution

Author: Cathleen Small
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534564063
Size: 72.33 MB
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How did the Constitution establish the U.S. government? This question is at the heart of this engaging text about the history of the Constitution. Readers are given a detailed overview of how the Constitution was born and how it has been amended throughout history. Some of the subjects covered include the amendment process, the different interpretations of the Constitution, and how the Supreme Court uses the Constitution to determine outcomes of cases. Vibrant full-color photographs, informational graphic organizers, and fact-filled sidebars present this important social studies curriculum topic in an accessible way.

A Companion To The United States Constitution And Its Amendments 6th Edition

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833281
Size: 23.73 MB
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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

Power Choice

Author: W. Phillips Shively
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538114135
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Power & Choice provides a general, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science. The author’s goal when writing the book was a text that is conceptually alive and that engages students with concrete examples of analysis without losing them “in a clutter of definitional minutiae."

Constitutionalism

Author: Merkaz ha-Yerushalmi le-ʻinyene tsibur u-medinah
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819177988
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In Israel today there is increasingly vigorous support for the framing of a constitution. At the same time there is almost no recognition that in forty years Israel has acquired an almost complete set of basic laws that form a constitution. The aims of this volume are threefold: to inform the Israeli public and the world as to what exists and consider what still is needed in the way of a constitution; to enter constitutionalism firmly on the Israeli public agenda; and to learn from the American experience. The author shows that Israel's constitution is more than anything else a modern adaptation of an ancient constitution. Contents: Israel and Models of Modern Constitutionalism; The Politics of Constitution-Making in the United States and Israel; Issues of Constitutional Design: Civil Rights and Liberties; Issues of Constitutional Design: Interjurisdictional Relations; The State of Constitutionalism in the United States and Israel: Where Do We Go from Here? DEGREESR Co-publised with the Jerusalem Center for Public A

The U S Constitution And Related Documents

Author: Stephen Brennan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083468
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Collects the founding documents and essays that are the basis of the American government.