The U  S  Constitution  a Very Short Introduction

The U S Constitution a Very Short Introduction

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer
  • ISBN-10 : 9780195378320
  • Release : 2018
  • Genre: Law
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"Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history-- federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. We do not operate today under the same Constitution created by our founding fathers or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction amendments. Nor are we the same nation. As our circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution.Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate and deadlocked government, economic inequality, immigration, cybersecurity and privacy, and foreign interference in the nation's democratic processes, among a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age"--

The Oxford Handbook of the U S  Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Author : Mark V. Tushnet
  • ISBN-10 : 9780190245757
  • Release : 2015
  • Genre: Constitutional law
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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.

The U S  Constitution for Everyone

The U S Constitution for Everyone

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Jerome Agel
  • ISBN-10 : 0399513051
  • Release : 1987
  • Genre: History
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Presents the text of the Constitution, explains its fundamentals, and traces events leading up to its adoption in 1788.

The U S  Constitution

The U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Author : Christine Peterson
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429628563
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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"In cartoon format, explains how the U.S. Constitution was created, how it has been amended, and why it is still important today"--Provided by publisher.

US Constitution

US Constitution

  • Publisher : Abdo Kids
  • Author : Julie Murray
  • ISBN-10 : 9781532186868
  • Release : 2019-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 24
  • Price : FREE
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Through simple text and historic and modern images and photographs, this title explains why the US Constitution is one of the most important symbols of freedom to the United States of America. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Individual Rights and Liberties Under the U S  Constitution

Individual Rights and Liberties Under the U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Author : Ioannis G. Dimitrakopoulos
  • ISBN-10 : 9789004157910
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Download/Read : 1
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"Individual Rights and Liberties Under the U.S. Constitution" offers an insightful and detailed summarization of the U.S. Supreme Court's case law to both American and European scholars and students alike.

The U S  Constitution

The U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Author : Kathy Allen
  • ISBN-10 : 0736895949
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 24
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E-book Explanation:

"Discusses what the U.S. constitution is, how it was created, and why it is important."

The U S  Constitution

The U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Author : Jean Kinney Williams
  • ISBN-10 : 0756504937
  • Release : 2003-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 48
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Discusses the history, goals, and writing of the Constitution of the United States of America, providing information on the presidency and the court system.

The Creation of the U S  Constitution

The Creation of the U S Constitution

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Author : Michael Burgan
  • ISBN-10 : 0736896538
  • Release : 2006-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Download/Read : 32
  • Price : FREE
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Tells the story of the debates, disagreements, and compromises that led to the formation of the U.S. Constitution during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.