📒 Author : Richard Beeman
📒 Publisher : Penguin
📒 Release Date : 2010-08-31
📒 Pages : 224
📒 ISBN : 9781101459003
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : 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

📒 Author : United States
📒 Publisher : Cato Institute
📒 Release Date : 2002
📒 Pages : 58
📒 ISBN : 1930865406
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Constitutions


📒 Author : Michael J. Klarman
📒 Publisher : Oxford University Press
📒 Release Date : 2016-10-14
📒 Pages : 840
📒 ISBN : 9780199942039
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Constitutional history

SYNOPSIS : Americans revere their Constitution. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were. As Benjamin Franklin keenly observed, any assembly of men bring with them "all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views." One need not deny that the Framers had good intentions in order to believe that they also had interests. Based on prodigious research and told largely through the voices of the participants, Michael Klarman's The Framers' Coup narrates how the Framers' clashing interests shaped the Constitution--and American history itself. The Philadelphia convention could easily have been a failure, and the risk of collapse was always present. Had the convention dissolved, any number of adverse outcomes could have resulted, including civil war or a reversion to monarchy. Not only does Klarman capture the knife's-edge atmosphere of the convention, he populates his narrative with riveting and colorful stories: the rebellion of debtor farmers in Massachusetts; George Washington's uncertainty about whether to attend; Gunning Bedford's threat to turn to a European prince if the small states were denied equal representation in the Senate; slave staters' threats to take their marbles and go home if denied representation for their slaves; Hamilton's quasi-monarchist speech to the convention; and Patrick Henry's herculean efforts to defeat the Constitution in Virginia through demagoguery and conspiracy theories. The Framers' Coup is more than a compendium of great stories, however, and the powerful arguments that feature throughout will reshape our understanding of the nation's founding. Simply put, the Constitutional Convention almost didn't happen, and once it happened, it almost failed. And, even after the convention succeeded, the Constitution it produced almost failed to be ratified. Just as importantly, the Constitution was hardly the product of philosophical reflections by brilliant, disinterested statesmen, but rather ordinary interest group politics. Multiple conflicting interests had a say, from creditors and debtors to city dwellers and backwoodsmen. The upper class overwhelmingly supported the Constitution; many working class colonists were more dubious. Slave states and nonslave states had different perspectives on how well the Constitution served their interests. Ultimately, both the Constitution's content and its ratification process raise troubling questions about democratic legitimacy. The Federalists were eager to avoid full-fledged democratic deliberation over the Constitution, and the document that was ratified was stacked in favor of their preferences. And in terms of substance, the Constitution was a significant departure from the more democratic state constitutions of the 1770s. Definitive and authoritative, The Framers' Coup explains why the Framers preferred such a constitution and how they managed to persuade the country to adopt it. We have lived with the consequences, both positive and negative, ever since.

📒 Author : Robert S. Singh
📒 Publisher : Routledge
📒 Release Date : 2018-09-03
📒 Pages : 206
📒 ISBN : 9781351117685
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.

📒 Author : Jonathan Hennessey
📒 Publisher : Macmillan
📒 Release Date : 2008
📒 Pages : 149
📒 ISBN : 9780809094707
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

SYNOPSIS : Covers each article and amendment of the Constitution in a graphic format designed to be relevant and accessible to modern readers.

📒 Author : Karen Orren
📒 Publisher : Cambridge University Press
📒 Release Date : 2018-02-28
📒 Pages : 490
📒 ISBN : 9781107094666
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Law

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

📒 Author : CQ Press,
📒 Publisher : CQ Press
📒 Release Date : 2019-01-23
📒 Pages : 80
📒 ISBN : 1544362447
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : America's Founding Documents is a collection of critical readings for the American Government course edited by CQ Press. This is intended to be a $5 bundle with Barbour, Am Gov: The Long Story Short 1e. Most books include these readings at the end of the text, but Am Gov is a brief nuts-and-bolts text so we have created this as a helpful bundle item for those who want to include it with their sale.

📒 Author : Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.
📒 Publisher : Oxford University Press
📒 Release Date : 2017-04-07
📒 Pages : 320
📒 ISBN : 9780199841257
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Constitutional law

SYNOPSIS : The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution offers a new lens through which anyone interested in constitutional governance in the United States should analyze the role and status of customary international law in U.S. courts. The book explains that the law of nations has not interacted with the Constitution in any single overarching way. Rather, the Constitution was designed to interact in distinct ways with each of the three traditional branches of the law of nations that existed when it was adopted--namely, the law merchant, the law of state-state relations, and the law maritime. By disaggregating how different parts of the Constitution interacted with different kinds of international law, the book provides an account of historical understandings and judicial precedent that will help judges and scholars more readily identify and resolve the constitutional questions presented by judicial use of customary international law today. Part I describes the three traditional branches of the law of nations and examines their relationship with the Constitution. Part II describes the emergence of modern customary international law in the twentieth century, considers how it differs from the traditional branches of the law of nations, and explains why its role or status in U.S. courts requires an independent, context-specific analysis of its interaction with the Constitution. Part III assesses how both modern and traditional customary international law should be understood to interact with the Constitution today.

📒 Author : J. Jackson Owensby
📒 Publisher : a-argus books
📒 Release Date : 2011-02-01
📒 Pages : 526
📒 ISBN : 9780984619566
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The United States Constitution, or as it was properly named "The Constitution for the United States of America" became the guiding light for a number of confused, misguided and misled North American colonies. That light led the way to those colonies uniting into a vibrant nation, replete with personal liberty, freedom and god-given individual rights. A close look at how the country was founded, how it grew into greatness that has never been matched and what steps need to be taken to get the United States back onto the path that destiny intended, a path to remain the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world, a bastion of strength in a time of turmoil.

📒 Author : Kristal Leebrick
📒 Publisher : Capstone
📒 Release Date : 2002-01-01
📒 Pages : 48
📒 ISBN : 0736810943
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Discusses how and why the United States Constitution was created, examines the difficulties with ratification, and explains the Bill of Rights.