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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America
Author: United States
Pages: 86
ISBN: PSU:000012743773
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Release: 1868
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution
Author: Jonathan Hennessey
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1721852662
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Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey Our leaders swear to uphold it, our military to defend it. It is the blueprint for the shape and function of government itself and what defines Americans as Americans. But how many of us truly know our Constitution? The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation uses the art of illustrated storytelling to breathe life into our nation's cornerstone principles. Simply put, it is the most enjoyable and groundbreaking way to read the governing document of the United States. Spirited and visually witty, it roves article by article, amendment by amendment, to get at the meaning, background, and enduring relevance of the law of the land. What revolutionary ideas made the Constitution's authors dare to cast off centuries of rule by kings and queens? Why do we have an electoral college rather than a popular vote for president and vice president? How did a document that once sanctioned slavery, denied voting rights to women, and turned a blind eye to state governments running roughshod over the liberties of minorities transform into a bulwark of protection for all? The United States Constitution answers all of these questions. Sure to surprise, challenge, and provoke, it is hands down the most memorable introduction to America's founding document. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

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

Explanation of the Book:

“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 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

Explanation of the Book:

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 United States Constitution in Film

The United States Constitution in Film
Author: Eric T. Kasper,Quentin D. Vieregge
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781498549127
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Release: 2018-10-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book analyzes how films have accurately or inaccurately portrayed the powers, rights, and freedoms within the U.S. Constitution, and it also explores how filmmakers’ lessons about the Constitution have changed over time. This book would make an excellent addition to a course or research on constitutional law or film analysis.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America
Author: Mark Tushnet
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781509901760
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Release: 2015-08-27
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

We The People

We The People
Author: Aura Lewis,Evan Sargent
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780711254053
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Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: Wide Eyed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

See the US Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy. With the 2020 Presidential election around the corner, there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock of US politics. Inquisitive minds will have their questions vividly answered – and new ones raised – by a mix of striking illustrations and clear, engaging text, including passages from the Constitution given in plain English. As well as a detailed history covering the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all Amendments, discover how this milestone in American democracy shapes and is shaped by the world at large. We The People shows that, far from a fusty old piece of paper, the US Constitution is a living, evolving rulebook that is as relevant today as it has ever been. A fresh take on a monumental document, navigating in style its history and its life today. Excerpts from the Constitution are presented here in plain English to help young thinkers better understand the role it plays in everyday life. Accessible, energetic text accompanied by contemporary, powerful illustrations allows children aged 10 and older to re-think the Constitution in a totally new way. A balanced examination that does not shy away from addressing the difficulties of interpreting and adapting the Constitution for the modern world. We The People takes the Constitution out of its display case, blows off the dust and re-imagines this piece of history for the next generation.

The Canadian Constitution

The Canadian Constitution
Author: Adam Dodek
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781459735057
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Release: 2016-10-22
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016 A new, expanded edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land. The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works, and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases. Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index so far to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the U S  Constitution
Author: Mark Tushnet,Mark A. Graber,Sanford Levinson
Pages: 992
ISBN: 9780190245771
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Release: 2015-07-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality, from a Constitution designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today.

Constitutional Government in the United States

Constitutional Government in the United States
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781447494584
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Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

We the People

We the People
Author: Peter Spier
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385376174
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Release: 2014-05-15
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A redesigned and updated visual celebration of the U.S. Constitution and its framers includes an illustrated Preamble, an explanation of the Constitution's significance, the story of its ratification and a complete-text reproduction of the original document. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Noah's Ark.

The People s Guide to the United States Constitution

The People s Guide to the United States Constitution
Author: Dave Kluge
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0983215200
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The People's Guide to the United States Constitution" is an easy-to-read, spin-free guide to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and amendments, and the Declaration of Independence, providing both the essential historical context and important definitions of the language used.