The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
Author: Richard Beeman
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101459003
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Release: 2010-08-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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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. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States
Author: Founding Fathers
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780241318508
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Release: 2017-04-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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Both enshrining the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens in law, and curbing the power of those who rule them, the US constitution is one of the most significant documents in the history of democracy.

In Defense of the United States Constitution

In Defense of the United States Constitution
Author: Robert S. Singh
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781351117685
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Release: 2018-09-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Constitutional reform is a topic of perennial academic debate, perhaps now more than ever amid sharp polarization in the electorate and government. At once a cogent, new contribution to the scholarly literature and appropriate for American politics and government students, this book mounts a provocative, nonideological defense of the US Constitution, directly engaging proposals for reform and providing a rare systematic argument for continuity: Our politics may be broken but our system is not. Writing from an international perspective with an array of fascinating data, the author draws on theory, law, and history to defend the republican order under political stress and intellectual challenge.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Pages: 497
ISBN: 9781528785877
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Release: 2018-08-20
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

Constitution

Constitution
Author: United States
Pages: 58
ISBN: PRNC:32101050870540
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781788737630
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Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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Co-author of the groundbreaking Empire and Multitude, Michael Hardt examines the Declaration of Independence and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy provides a biting critique of the current American administration. Introducing this collection of Jefferson’s writings, Michael Hardt makes a powerful case for re-examining the foundational writings of this American revolutionary in order to reignite the dialogue that first conceived of a “land of the free.”

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: James Madison
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1675405484
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Release: 2020-01-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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 Constitution of the United States with Index and the Declaration of Independence

The Constitution of the United States  with Index  and the Declaration of Independence
Author: National Center for Constitutional Studi
Pages: 46
ISBN: 0880801441
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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"This Constitution was proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation and is sized in accordance with one produced by President Thomas Jefferson." -- Title page.

The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution

The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution
Author: Karen Orren,John Compton
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9781107094666
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Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Offers an accessible, interdisciplinary, and historically informed introduction to the study of American constitutionalism.

The U S Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It

The U S  Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It
Author: Terry L. Jordan
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1891743155
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Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: Oak Hill Pub
Language: en

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Provides the full text of the United States Constitution, along with facts about the important document and simple biographical information about the framers and signers.

The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution

The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution
Author: Anthony J. Bellia (Jr),Bradford R. Clark
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780199841257
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Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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The law of nations and the Constitution -- The law merchant and the Constitution -- The law of state-state relations and the Constitution -- The law of state-state relations in federal courts -- The law maritime and the Constitution -- Modern customary international law -- The inadequacy of existing theories of customary -- Judicial enforcement of customary international law against foreign nations -- Judicial enforcement of customary international law against the United States -- Judicial enforcement of customary international law against U.S. states

The Words That Made Us

The Words That Made Us
Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780465096367
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

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A history of the American Constitution's formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of thirty years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But ratification hardly ended the conversation. For the next half century, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions in the halls of government and in the pages of newspapers. Should the nation's borders be expanded? Should America allow slavery to spread westward? What rights should Indian nations hold? What was the proper role of the judicial branch? In The Words that Made Us, Akhil Reed Amar unites history and law in a vivid narrative of the biggest constitutional questions early Americans confronted, and he expertly assesses the answers they offered. His account of the document's origins and consolidation is a guide for anyone seeking to properly understand America's Constitution today.

The U S Constitution and Other Writings

The U S  Constitution and Other Writings
Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781684121069
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Release: 2017-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders' inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
Author: Richard Beeman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780143121961
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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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.

American Republicanism

American Republicanism
Author: Mortimer N. Sellers
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9780814780053
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Release: 1994-09
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

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Comparing the writings and speeches of the founding fathers with the authors they read, studied, and imitated, Sellers identifies the central tenets of American republicanism and demonstrates that the Constitution is firmly rooted in classical Roman concepts of law and philosophy. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Guide to the United States Constitution

A Guide to the United States Constitution
Author: Erin Ackerman,Benjamin Ginsberg
Pages: 128
ISBN: 039366466X
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Release: 2018-10-05
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

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Expertly guides readers through the Constitution and its twenty-seven amendments

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: United States
Pages: 69
ISBN: 9781613104224
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Release: 1965
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers

The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers
Author: Anonim
Pages: 826
ISBN: 1435139305
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Release: 2012
Editor: Barnes & Noble
Language: en

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This leatherbound collection of classic works traces the founding of America, from the birth of the nation in the late 1760s to the creation of a more perfect union at the end of the early 1800s. It celebrates the pursuit of life, liberty and justice and the freedoms that define America through notable documents as well as significant pieces, writings and speeches by famous figures and the founding fathers commenting on historic events. This volume includes the full texts of On Civil War by Benjamin Franklin, Common Sense by Thomas Paine, The Declaration of Independence and many more. A beautiful addition to any home library, the bonded-leather edition also features a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative endpapers.

United States Constitution The

United States Constitution  The
Author: Mari Schuh
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781681035512
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Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Bellwether Media
Language: en

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The Founding Fathers dreamed of a nation that protected the rights of its people. Today, the Constitution and Bill of Rights still promise freedom for all. In this book, beginning readers will learn the basics of the Constitution and its role in the formation of our government.

State Constitutions of the United States

State Constitutions of the United States
Author: Robert L. Maddex
Pages: 518
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021922450
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Release: 1998
Editor: C Q Press Library Reference
Language: en

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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.