The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
Author: Richard Beeman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 0143121960
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution Book Excerpt:

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 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Author: Loretta A. Norris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Constitutional amendments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Constitution of the United States Constitution of the State of California as Last Amended

Constitution of the United States   Constitution of the State of California as Last Amended
Author: United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Constitutional history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: United States
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 69
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1613104227
Category: Constitutional history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Layman s Guide to Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution

Layman s Guide to Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States Constitution and Early State Constitutions

The United States Constitution and Early State Constitutions
Author: Holly Cefrey
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2003-08-15
ISBN: 9780823940424
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States Constitution and Early State Constitutions Book Excerpt:

Explains how the United States Constitution came to be, including events leading up to the Constitutional Convention, and explores how the Constitution changed the way the United States was governed.

Original Intentions

Original Intentions
Author: Melvin Eustace Bradford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780820315218
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Intentions Book Excerpt:

This persuasively argued, decidedly partisan work aims to recover the original United States Constitution by describing its genesis, ratification, and mandate from the perspectives of its original framers. Openly challenging contemporary orthodoxy, M. E. Bradford employs principles of legal, historical, rhetorical, and dramatic analysis to reveal a Constitution notably short on abstract principles and modest in any goal beyond limiting the powers of the government it authorizes. From the beginning of Original Intentions, two sharply divergent convictions about the Constitution emerge. Bradford, arguing from a nomocratic viewpoint, regards the Constitution as an essentially procedural text created expressly to detail how the government may preside over itself not its people. He decries the currently predominant teleologic view, which is based upon the "principles" embodied by the Constitution, and holds that the document was designed to achieve a certain kind of society. By this view, he says, our fundamental laws have been blanketed by a heavy layer of ad hoc solutions to problems they were never intended to address, and then further obscured by the melioristic meddlings of judges, legislators, lawyers, scholars, and journalists. Bradford first shows that the Constitutional convention of 1787 was an enterprise guided by the delegates' hesitancy to impose a higher order over their local, practical, and vastly differing interests. Though all the states would ratify the Constitution, he says, each would interpret it in unique ways. Bradford underscores the dearth of lofty idealism among the original framers by detailing British influences on their political ethos. British common law, on which the framers heavily relied, evolved from a tradition of deliberate responses to practical needs and circumstances, not deductions from abstract utopian designs. In light of these factors, Bradford examines the ratification debates of Massachusetts, South Carolina, and North Carolina - three states that together exemplified the vast range of interests to be accommodated by the Constitution. Next Bradford highlights classic teleologic distortions. Discussing religion and the first amendment, he establishes a pervasive commitment to Christianity among the framers and challenges our notions about the separation of church and state. Warning against anachronistic readings of the Constitution, Bradford also analyzes the rhetoric of the framers to reinforce our awareness of their desire for a government that would contain their multiplicities, not seek to resolve them. In a reading of the Reconstruction amendments (thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen) Bradford argues that they had only a modest impact on the Constitution's original design. By the misconstruction of these amendments, however, the Constitution has been transformed into "a purpose oriented blank check for redesigning American society." In a final chapter Bradford critiques Mortimer Adler's We Hold These Truths and repudiates any broad connection between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Before the Constitution is irreparably damaged, Bradford says, we must realize that it was not the best that the framers could invent but the best that their constituencies would approve. Debates related to normative issues should be settled not within the Constitution but within society, away from the coercive forces of law and politics - or else by amendment.

Us Constitution

Us Constitution
Author: Pantianos Classics
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2016-08
ISBN: 9781536824742
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Us Constitution Book Excerpt:

This book contains in large print the complete text of the three most important documents in American history: The United States Declaration of Independence, adopted at the Second Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia in July 1776. The Bill of Rights, the collective term of the first ten constitutional amendments, created in 1789 and ratified in 1791 at the Philadelphia Congress. The Constitutional Amendments - eleven through to twenty seven. The publisher humbly advances the notion that every American citizen should claim ownership of a copy of these essential documents, in order to benefit from and reference the wisdom which went into their creation. Together with the principle text, this edition contains images provided courtesy of the United States National Archives as well as independent photographers. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the American Red Cross, which provides aid and relief in the United States during times of calamity or disaster.

The United States Constitution and All the Twenty one Amendments

The United States Constitution and All the Twenty one Amendments
Author: William Harman Black
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Constitutional amendments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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State Constitutions of the United States

State Constitutions of the United States
Author: Robert L. Maddex
Publsiher: C Q Press Library Reference
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Constitutions of the United States Book Excerpt:

Contains a short sketch of the history of each state and U.S. territory and its constitutional history, followed by a detailed summary of its current constitution. The Introduction includes comparative tables; the Appendix contains the U.S. Constitution.

State Constitutional Development in the United States 1829 1851

State Constitutional Development in the United States  1829 1851
Author: Bayrd Still
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 908
Release: 1933
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America
Author: Mark Tushnet
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1509901752
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Constitution of the United States of America Book Excerpt:

This is the second edition of Professor Tushnet's short critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around wo themes: first, the US Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. Second, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, icluding political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Deploying these themes to examine the structure f the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way he US constitutional system has developed and what it means today.

U S Constitution For Dummies

U S  Constitution For Dummies
Author: Michael Arnheim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN: 1119387299
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Constitution For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your complete guide to understanding the U.S. Constitution. Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This new edition walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents—and sparked ongoing debates along the way. You’ll get the lowdown on all the big issues—from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights—that continue to affect Americans' daily lives. Plus, you’ll find out about U.S. Constitution concepts and their origins, the different approaches to interpretation, and how the document has changed over the past 200+ years. Inside, you’ll find fresh examples of Supreme Court Rulings such as same sex marriage and Healthcare Acts such as Obamacare. Explore hot topics like what it takes to be elected Commander in Chief, the functions of the House and Senate, how Supreme Court justices are appointed, and so much more. Trace the evolution of the Constitution Recognize the power of the U.S. Supreme Court Get details on recent Supreme Court decisions Find new examples of the Bill of Rights Constitutional issues are dominating the news—and now you can join the discussion with the help of U.S. Constitution For Dummies.

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: Joseph Barton Starr
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9789622092013
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States Constitution Book Excerpt:

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?

The US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confede

The US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confede
Author: Various
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN: 1627930868
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confede Book Excerpt:

The most important documents of the United States of America are collected in this easy-to-read volume, which includes the Constitution of the United States of America, with all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation, and an appendix containing a list of the states by date of admission to the Union. Every citizen of the United States, student of history anywhere in the world, or anyone interested in understanding who we are as a nation should have and study a copy of these works.

The United States Constitution Annotated

The United States Constitution Annotated
Author: James Madison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States Constitution Annotated Book Excerpt:

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. The document defines the three main branches of the government: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution outlines obligations of each office, as well as provides what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States' federal system of government. It is the shortest and oldest written constitution of any major sovereign state.The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention (or Constitutional Congress[citation needed]) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each U.S. state in the name of "The People"; it has since been amended twenty-seven times, the first ten amendments being known as the Bill of Rights. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was actually the first constitution of the United States of America. The U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation as the governing document for the United States after being ratified by nine states. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document penned by Jacob Shallus is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: Jan Young
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN: 0557364337
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States Constitution Book Excerpt:

The United States Constitution is the most important document ever created in the USA and one of the half-dozen or so most important ever written by humankind. Almost all of us know that the Constitution exists. And almost all of us know a few of its key provisions. But few of us have a detailed understand and fewer still have actually read it.The Constitution is not difficult. The original document is only four pages long and is generally clear and easily understood. But with the amendments, reading it becomes more time-consuming.This book contains a brief history and description of the US Constitution and its Amendments, starting with the original document and proceeding through the Amendments, one at a time, all in chronological order. It includes un-ratified amendments and some that have been proposed but have not been approved by Congress. A discussion of the highlights of some State Constitutions is included. Technical terms are explained and a full index is provided.

The Revision of the State Constitution

The Revision of the State Constitution
Author: Academy of Political Science (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revision of the State Constitution Book Excerpt:

Reapportionment and the Revision and Amending Procedures of the Hawaii State Constitution

Reapportionment and the Revision and Amending Procedures of the Hawaii State Constitution
Author: Harold Selig Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apportionment (Election law)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The U S Constitution and the Supreme Court

The U S  Constitution and the Supreme Court
Author: Steven Anzovin,Janet Podell
Publsiher: Hw Wilson Company
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The U S Constitution and the Supreme Court Book Excerpt:

A compilation of seventeen previously published articles on the topic of the Constitution and its relationship with the Supreme Court.