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The Heart Of The Constitution

Author : Gerard Magliocca
ISBN : 9780190271602
Genre : History
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"This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten amendments the Bill of Rights. When they did after 1900, the Bill of Rights was usually invoked to increase rather than limit federal authority"--
Category: History

The Bill Of Rights In The Modern State

Author : Geoffrey R. Stone
ISBN : 0226775313
Genre : Law
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Also published as v. 59, no. 1 (winter 1992), of the University of Chicago law review.
Category: Law

The Declaration Of Independence America S First Founding Document In U S History And Culture

Author : John R. Vile
ISBN : 9781440863035
Genre : History
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This A-to-Z encyclopedia surveys the history, meaning, and enduring impact of the Declaration of Independence by explaining its contents and concepts, profiling the Founding Fathers, and detailing depictions of the Declaration in art, music, and literature. • Contains more than 200 encyclopedia entries pertaining to the Declaration of Independence • Provides cross references and resources for further study in each entry • Includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence • Helps readers to comprehend the historical significance of the document in a chronology of events
Category: History

Understanding American Government Alternate Edition

Author : Susan Welch
ISBN : 9780495568407
Genre : Political Science
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UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is highly respected and trusted for its attention to research and issues of diversity, as well as for its award-winning team of authors. The ALTERNATE EDITION of this bestseller offers a more concise option for those instructors who do not require the policy chapters. While covering the foundations and features of American government, this text also moves beyond the nuts and bolts to explain why and how important features of government have evolved, their impact on government and individuals, and why these features are controversial (if they are) and worth learning. More than just narrating facts and current issues, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT leaves students with an understanding of the why, so their knowledge can be applied long after the course is completed. UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is a three-time winner of the American Government Textbook Award for the Best Treatment of Women in Politics, by the Women’s Caucus for Political Science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

The Bill Of Rights Primer

Author : Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN : 9781628733983
Genre : History
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Many Americans reference the Bill of Rights, a document that represents many of the freedoms that define the United States. Who doesn’t know about the First Amendment’s freedom of religion or Second Amendment’s right to bear arms? In this pocket-sized volume, Akhil Reed Amar and Les Adams offer a wealth of knowledge about the Bill of Rights that goes beyond a basic understanding. The Bill of Rights Primer is an authoritative guide to all American freedoms. Uncluttered and well-organized, this text is perfect for those who want to study up on the Bill of Rights without needing a law degree to do so. This elementary guidebook presents a short historical survey of the people, events, decrees, legislation, writings, and cultural milestones, in England and the American colonies, that influenced the Founding Fathers as they drafted the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. With helpful comments and fun facts in the margins, the book will provide a deeper understanding of the Bill of Rights, exhibiting that it is not a stagnant document but one with an evolving meaning shaped by historical events, such as the American Civil War and Reconstruction.
Category: History

Birth Of The Bill Of Rights Major Writings

Author : Jon L. Wakelyn
ISBN : 0313331952
Genre : History
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Presents profiles and writings of prominent Antifederalists, including Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and James Monroe.
Category: History

Toward A More Perfect Union

Author : Neil Longley York
ISBN : 0887069258
Genre : Law
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Toward a More Perfect Union is the last of a three-volume series examining the Constitution--as it was drafted and ratified, and the uses made of it over the past two hundred years. Each volume includes essays first presented at conferences on the Bicentennial of the Constitution held at Brigham Young University in 1985, 1986, and 1987, and several additional essays written especially for these anthologies.
Category: Law

Bills Of Rights And Decolonization

Author : Charles Parkinson
ISBN : 9780199231935
Genre : History
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This book analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. It explores the political dimensions of securing the protection of human rights at the point of gaining independence, and the peaceful transfer of power through constitutional means.
Category: History

Learn About The United States

Author : U S Citizenship & Immigration Services
ISBN : 0160924324
Genre : Citizenship
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Category: Citizenship