The U S  Constitution and Other Writings Book

The U S Constitution and Other Writings

  • Author : Editors of Thunder Bay Press
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684121069

The U S Constitution and Other Writings Excerpt :

“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.

Laws of the Constitution Book

Laws of the Constitution

  • Author : Donald F. Bur
  • Publisher : University of Alberta Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772124903

Laws of the Constitution Excerpt :

A comprehensive, thematically-organized compilation of constitutional documents relating to Canada, its provinces, and territories.

The Federalist Papers Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Federalist Papers

  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300161045

The Federalist Papers Excerpt :

This authoritative edition of the complete texts of the Federalist Papers, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution features supporting essays in which leading scholars provide historical context and analysis. An introduction by Ian Shapiro offers an overview of the publication of the Federalist Papers and their importance. In three additional essays, John Dunn explores the composition of the Federalist Papers and the conflicting agendas of its authors; Eileen Hunt Botting explains how early advocates of women’s rights, most prominently Mercy Otis Warren, Judith Sargent Murray, and Charles Brockden Brown, responded to the Federalist-Antifederalist debates; and Donald Horowitz discusses the Federalist Papers from the perspective of recent experiments with democracy and constitution-making around the world. These essays both illuminate the original texts and encourage active engagement with them.

The Everything U S  Constitution Book Book

The Everything U S Constitution Book

  • Author : Ellen M Kozak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440525612

The Everything U S Constitution Book Excerpt :

Debates over constitutional rights impact you every day as an American citizen. But do you know what the U.S. Constitution actually says? This accessible guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short, descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are then analyzed in depth to help you comprehend the basis of democracy. This valuable handbook covers: How the articles and amendments were drafted Insight into the intentions of the creators and the sources they used Controversial interpretations and Supreme Court decisions How the Constitution affects citizens every day The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and unratified Constitutional amendments This book walks you through the history of this essential document and shows how it has guided lawmakers and judges for more than 200 years. This unbiased look at the Constitution will help you feel confident in your knowledge of this all-important document, gain a firmer understanding of how our government works, and put context around today's most pressing issues.

The U S  Constitution and the Constitutions of Asia Book

The U S Constitution and the Constitutions of Asia

  • Author : Kenneth W. Thompson
  • Publisher : Miller Center Bicentennial Con
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019993057

The U S Constitution and the Constitutions of Asia Excerpt :

The U.S. Constitution was written by men who sought not only to fashion a government for themselves but for societies everywhere. Their ideas formed a document that may be more far-reaching than the greatest scientific discovery in its influence on governments and societies throughout the world. The present volume, which examines that influence, is one in a series on constitutions in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Its focus is on the mutual interaction of the U.S. Constitution and constitutions in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia, and the People's Republic of China. It examines both historical and contemporary constitutions and evaluates fundamental problems that recur in important world regions.

In Defense of the United States Constitution Book

In Defense of the United States Constitution

  • Author : Robert Singh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Constitutional history
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 0815360746

In Defense of the United States Constitution Excerpt :

Constitutional critiques : the re-emergence of Jeffersonian constitutional angst -- The preamble, then and now : a more perfect union -- Governing institutions -- Amendments and interpretation

The United States Constitution Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The United States Constitution

  • Author : United States
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Constitutional history
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613104224

The United States Constitution Excerpt :

The U S  Constitution and the Supreme Court Book

The U S Constitution and the Supreme Court

  • Author : Steven Anzovin
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013368686

The U S Constitution and the Supreme Court Excerpt :

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

The Annotated U S  Constitution and Declaration of Independence Book

The Annotated U S Constitution and Declaration of Independence

  • Author : Jack N Rakove
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674054479

The Annotated U S Constitution and Declaration of Independence Excerpt :

Here in a beautifully bound cloth gift edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which "We the People" forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our "political scriptures," and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

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

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

  • Author : National Center for Constitutional Studi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 0880801441

The Constitution of the United States with Index and the Declaration of Independence Excerpt :

"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 People   s Constitution Book

The People s Constitution

  • Author : John F. Kowal
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620975626

The People s Constitution Excerpt :

The story of how the American people have taken an imperfect constitution—the product of compromises and an artifact of its time—and made it more democratic Who wrote the Constitution? That's obvious, we think: fifty-five men in Philadelphia in 1787. But much of the Constitution was actually written later, in a series of twenty-seven amendments enacted over the course of two centuries. The real history of the Constitution is the astonishing story of how subsequent generations have reshaped our founding document amid some of the most colorful, contested, and controversial battles in American political life. It's a story of how We the People have improved our government's structure and expanded the scope of our democracy during eras of transformational social change. The People's Constitution is an elegant, sobering, and masterly account of the evolution of American democracy. From the addition of the Bill of Rights, a promise made to save the Constitution from near certain defeat, to the post–Civil War battle over the Fourteenth Amendment, from the rise and fall of the "noble experiment" of Prohibition to the defeat and resurgence of an Equal Rights Amendment a century in the making, The People's Constitution is the first book of its kind: a vital guide to America's national charter, and an alternative history of the continuing struggle to realize the Framers' promise of a more perfect union.

American Epic Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

American Epic

  • Author : Garrett Epps
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199389711

American Epic Excerpt :

"The United States is the only nation in the world in which political leaders, judges and soldiers all swear allegiance not to a king or a people but to a document, the Constitution. The Constitution today, however, is much revered but little read. . Readers of AMERICAN EPIC will never think of the Constitution in quite the same way again. Garrett Epps, a legal scholar who is also a journalist and writer of prize-winning fiction, takes readers on a literary tour of the Constitution, finding in it much that is interesting, puzzling, praiseworthy, and sometimes hilarious. Reading the Constitution like a literary work yields a host of meanings that shed new light on what it means to be an American"--

The U S  Constitution Book

The U S Constitution

  • Author : Ray Raphael
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525562917

The U S Constitution Excerpt :

Politicians come and go, but the Constitution stands as the supreme law of the land. Setting forth the workings of our democracy, it is the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, civil liberties, and war. In this indispensable edition, acclaimed historian and Constitutional expert Ray Raphael guides us through the origins, impact, and current relevance of the original text and all twenty-seven amendments. Here is the key historical context for issues in the news today—from the Electoral College to Washington gridlock, from peaceful protests to executive power. Thoughtful and nuanced, lively and highly readable, this annotated Constitution is for all of us to read and refer to—the ultimate political fact-checking source for every American.