Encyclopedia Of The United States Constitution

Author: David Andrew Schultz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438126778
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Covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms relating to one of the most studied political documents in schools across the country, the United States Constitution.

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

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833281
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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

The United States Constitution Revisited

Author: J. Jackson Owensby
Publisher: a-argus books
ISBN: 0984619569
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The United States Constitution, or as it was properly named "The Constitution for the United States of America" became the guiding light for a number of confused, misguided and misled North American colonies. That light led the way to those colonies uniting into a vibrant nation, replete with personal liberty, freedom and god-given individual rights. A close look at how the country was founded, how it grew into greatness that has never been matched and what steps need to be taken to get the United States back onto the path that destiny intended, a path to remain the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world, a bastion of strength in a time of turmoil.

Government By Choice

Author: Betsy McCaughey Ross
Publisher: Basic Books
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Traces the progress of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and looks at the features of the U.S. Constitution

Freedom Of The Press

Author: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315978
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Provides an overview of the past, present, and possible future of the constitutional right to freedom of the press.

United States Constitutional Law

Author: Paul Rodgers
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786460172
Size: 26.37 MB
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The great liberties and guarantees of the United States Constitution are stated as general principles, to be perpetuated and reapplied in a changing America. This book provides a basic understanding of Constitutional law, addressing both the history of the U.S. Constitution and each of its individual clauses. It explains the power of the Supreme Court, whereby a bare majority of five justices, each with lifetime tenure, can overrule the president, the Congress, and state and local governments—effectively declaring the rights and obligations of persons and organizations across the land. Referencing more than 950 Supreme Court decisions, the book treats each subject objectively and without opinionated commentary.

The United States Constitution

Author: Kristal Leebrick
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736810944
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Discusses how and why the United States Constitution was created, examines the difficulties with ratification, and explains the Bill of Rights.

Unifying The Nation

Author: Joseph F. Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438454597
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In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution. While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, the Privileges and Immunity Clause, prevents one state from treating the citizens of another state in a discriminatory manner. In Unifying the Nation, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides a unique and comprehensive examination of court cases pertaining to both sections. Article IV, he argues, is central to the political and economic union of the individual states that comprise the nation. Many of the court cases cited in the text have tremendous day-to-day relevance and implications for the practice of government, such as same-sex marriage, child adoption, child support, public welfare, health care, and telecommunications.

The Declaration Of Independence And The United States Constitution

Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603682
Size: 25.78 MB
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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman presents The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Beeman has created a fascinating apparatus for understanding the most important document in American history—and why it’s as central in the America of today as it was in creation of the country. Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.

The United States Constitution

Author: J. Barton Starr
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622092012
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The United States Constitution is the oldest written constitution in the world. But what were its origins? Is it a “living” organism or, as the only alternative, a dead one? What influence, if any, has the U.S. Constitution had on Asian countries? Twenty scholars from around the world set out to pose answers to these questions. The result of their efforts is this book which looks at the U.S. Constitution from a global perspective. At times reinforcing existing knowledge, at times breaking new ground, the authors provide new insights into the role the U.S. Constitution has played in the development of governments in the two hundred years since its inception in 1787.