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 U S Constitution and Fascinating Facts about it

The U S  Constitution and Fascinating Facts about it
Author: Robert F. Tedeschi
Publsiher: American Bar Association
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1996
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 188147321X

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This fast, fun guide to the most influential legal document ever created includes the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Amendments to the Constitution. The book provides insights on the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has intrepreted it in the two centuries since it was written.

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

U S Constitution Coloring Book

U S  Constitution Coloring Book
Author: Carole Marsh
Publsiher: Gallopade International
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2011-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780635082107

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You can color: The American flag; The original 13 colonies; James Madison-the Father of the Constitution; Independence Hall-where the Constitution was signed; The bald eagle-our national symbol; The U.S. Capitol; The three branches of government; The USS Constitution warship; And much more! Meets national standards.

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 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 U S Constitution

The U S  Constitution
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1993
Genre: Constitutional history
ISBN: OCLC:70204947

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How Democratic Is the American Constitution

How Democratic Is the American Constitution
Author: Robert A. Dahl
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-11-10
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780300133721

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In this provocative book, one of our most eminent political scientists questions the extent to which the American Constitution furthers democratic goals. Robert Dahl reveals the Constitution's potentially antidemocratic elements and explains why they are there, compares the American constitutional system to other democratic systems, and explores how we might alter our political system to achieve greater equality among citizens. In a new chapter for this second edition, he shows how increasing differences in state populations revealed by the Census of 2000 have further increased the veto power over constitutional amendments held by a tiny minority of Americans. He then explores the prospects for changing some important political practices that are not prescribed by the written Constitution, though most Americans may assume them to be so.

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 Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book
Author: Victor H. Green
Publsiher: Colchis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: History
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Fears of a Setting Sun

Fears of a Setting Sun
Author: Dennis C. Rasmussen
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780691211060

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The surprising story of how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson came to despair for the future of the nation they had created Americans seldom deify their Founding Fathers any longer, but they do still tend to venerate the Constitution and the republican government that the founders created. Strikingly, the founders themselves were far less confident in what they had wrought, particularly by the end of their lives. In fact, most of them—including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson—came to deem America’s constitutional experiment an utter failure that was unlikely to last beyond their own generation. Fears of a Setting Sun is the first book to tell the fascinating and too-little-known story of the founders’ disillusionment. As Dennis Rasmussen shows, the founders’ pessimism had a variety of sources: Washington lost his faith in America’s political system above all because of the rise of partisanship, Hamilton because he felt that the federal government was too weak, Adams because he believed that the people lacked civic virtue, and Jefferson because of sectional divisions laid bare by the spread of slavery. The one major founder who retained his faith in America’s constitutional order to the end was James Madison, and the book also explores why he remained relatively optimistic when so many of his compatriots did not. As much as Americans today may worry about their country’s future, Rasmussen reveals, the founders faced even graver problems and harbored even deeper misgivings. A vividly written account of a chapter of American history that has received too little attention, Fears of a Setting Sun will change the way that you look at the American founding, the Constitution, and indeed the United States itself.

American Founding Son

American Founding Son
Author: Gerard N. Magliocca
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780814761458

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John Bingham was the architect of the rebirth of the United States following the Civil War. A leading antislavery lawyer and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote the most important part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and equality to all Americans. He was also at the center of two of the greatest trials in history, giving the closing argument in the military prosecution of John Wilkes Booth’s co-conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. And more than any other man, Bingham played the key role in shaping the Union’s policy towards the occupied ex-Confederate States, with consequences that still haunt our politics. American Founding Son provides the most complete portrait yet of this remarkable statesman. Drawing on his personal letters and speeches, the book traces Bingham’s life from his humble roots in Pennsylvania through his career as a leader of the Republican Party. Gerard N. Magliocca argues that Bingham and his congressional colleagues transformed the Constitution that the Founding Fathers created, and did so with the same ingenuity that their forbears used to create a more perfect union in the 1780s. In this book, Magliocca restores Bingham to his rightful place as one of our great leaders. Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the author of three books on constitutional law, and his work on Andrew Jackson was the subject of an hour-long program on C-Span’s Book TV.

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay
Author: Taylor G. Petrey
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781469656236

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Taylor G. Petrey's trenchant history takes a landmark step forward in documenting and theorizing about Latter-day Saints (LDS) teachings on gender, sexual difference, and marriage. Drawing on deep archival research, Petrey situates LDS doctrines in gender theory and American religious history since World War II. His challenging conclusion is that Mormonism is conflicted between ontologies of gender essentialism and gender fluidity, illustrating a broader tension in the history of sexuality in modernity itself. As Petrey details, LDS leaders have embraced the idea of fixed identities representing a natural and divine order, but their teachings also acknowledge that sexual difference is persistently contingent and unstable. While queer theorists have built an ethics and politics based on celebrating such sexual fluidity, LDS leaders view it as a source of anxiety and a tool for the shaping of a heterosexual social order. Through public preaching and teaching, the deployment of psychological approaches to "cure" homosexuality, and political activism against equal rights for women and same-sex marriage, Mormon leaders hoped to manage sexuality and faith for those who have strayed from heteronormativity.

The New Big Book of U S Presidents 2020 Edition

The New Big Book of U S  Presidents 2020 Edition
Author: Running Press
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2021-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780762471423

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Updated for 2020, readers can easily relive the course of American history through a detailed timeline, more than 50 vivid photographs and illustrations, information about each president's term in office, and the major political issues of each era.

How to Read the Constitution and Why

How to Read the Constitution  and Why
Author: Kim Wehle
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-25
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780062896315

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"A must-read for this era.”—Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government. The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution--and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding—not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy—and why every American needs to heed to this “red flag” moment in our democracy. This invaluable—and timely—resource includes the Constitution in its entirety and covers nearly every significant aspect of the text, from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights—including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works—and why, if we don’t step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever. How to Read the Constitution--and Why is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for everyone in America—regardless of political party.