The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America
Author: William Hickey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 521
Release: 1854
Genre: Constitutional history
ISBN: HARVARD:32044097040075

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The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2018-08-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781528785877

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution

The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution
Author: Karen Orren,John Compton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2018-02-28
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781107094666

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

In Defense of the United States Constitution

In Defense of the United States Constitution
Author: Robert Singh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019
Genre: Constitutional history
ISBN: 0815360746

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

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
Author: Richard Beeman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-08-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781101459003

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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 U S Constitution and Other Writings

The U S  Constitution and Other Writings
Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781684121069

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“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.

United States Constitution The

United States Constitution  The
Author: Mari Schuh
Publsiher: Bellwether Media
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781681035512

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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.

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
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017
Genre: Constitutional law
ISBN: 9780199841257

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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

The United States Constitution
Author: United States
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 69
Release: 1965
Genre: Constitutional history
ISBN: 9781613104224

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The U S Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It

The U S  Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It
Author: Terry L. Jordan
Publsiher: Oak Hill Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1891743155

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Provides the full text of the United States Constitution, along with facts about the important document and simple biographical information about the framers and signers.

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1868
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: PSU:000012743773

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The Framers Coup

The Framers  Coup
Author: Michael J. Klarman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780190612214

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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.

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America
Author: United States. Department of State
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 1933
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: LCCN:33026323

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The Words That Made Us

The Words That Made Us
Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2021-05-04
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780465096367

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A history of the American Constitution's formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of thirty years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But ratification hardly ended the conversation. For the next half century, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions in the halls of government and in the pages of newspapers. Should the nation's borders be expanded? Should America allow slavery to spread westward? What rights should Indian nations hold? What was the proper role of the judicial branch? In The Words that Made Us, Akhil Reed Amar unites history and law in a vivid narrative of the biggest constitutional questions early Americans confronted, and he expertly assesses the answers they offered. His account of the document's origins and consolidation is a guide for anyone seeking to properly understand America's Constitution today.

The Constitution of the United States of America as Amended

The Constitution of the United States of America as Amended
Author: United States
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2007
Genre: Constitutional law
ISBN: MINN:31951D02586016J

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219 years ago you were given the right to practice the religion of your choice. 219 years ago you were given the right to say what you wanted without persecution. 219 years ago it was written that your house and property were secure from unreasonable search and seizure. 219 years ago you were given the right to a public trial. 219 years ago, fifty-five men you will never know sat in a sweltering hot room as they fought and argued for you. 219 years ago you were given your rights as a citizen of the United States. This fall, as we return again to the ballot box to decide the course of our country' s congressional and state leadership, every voter must find their way back to that room in Philadelphia. Welcome Books is proud to provide a map. The Constitution of The United States of America, inscribed and illustrated by the master calligrapher Sam Fink, brings to life the issues underlying the triumphs of this abiding document. Originally published in pen and ink for Random House in 1987, Sam has, at the request of Welcome Books, gone back to the original black-and-white art and painted it entirely, creating a full-color masterpiece. Each amendment, each article, each word so thoughtfully placed in the Constitution has been given Sam' s profound touch. With a powerful intelligence and a wonderful sense of humor, he has provided us with an entry point, allowing us to read this essential document better, more clearly. Welcome Books is honored to present a full-color limited edition of Sam' s startling work as well as a trade edition, exquisitely designed and produced - matching in its manufacture the stunning quality of Sam' s ambition and thegravitas and significance of the original document. The Constitution of The United States of America is the document we must read again and again. There is no more important document in our country. It is the document we must have an intimate knowledge of. It is the document that we must never forget. 219 years ago, you were entrusted with a living document. Have you kept it safe? To begin, we must read it. This, Sam, in his direct and unadorned way, respectful and loving, helps us do.