A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

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by John R. Vile
     
 

Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of its splendor and subtlety, The Fourth Edition is the first to be thoroughly revised in its entirety, rather than merely updated. The language has been made even more accessible, rendering this an ideal starting point for students, as well as new citizens, who are new to constitution law, American… See more details below

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Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of its splendor and subtlety, The Fourth Edition is the first to be thoroughly revised in its entirety, rather than merely updated. The language has been made even more accessible, rendering this an ideal starting point for students, as well as new citizens, who are new to constitution law, American politics, or American History

The book includes two all-new sections, "Highlights in Constitutional History" and "U.S. Supreme Court Justice." .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945114
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

1The background of the Constitution1
2The Preamble and Article I : the legislative branch23
3Article II : the executive branch63
4Article III : the judicial branch85
5Article IV : the federal system101
6Articles V-VII : the amending provision and miscellaneous matters111
7The Bill of Rights - the first three amendments123
8The Bill of Rights and the Rights of the Accused - amendments 4-7151
9The Bill of Rights and contemporaneous amendments - amendments 8-12167
10The post-Civil War amendments - amendments 13-15183
11The progressive era amendments - amendments 16-19203
12The recent amendments - amendments 20-27211
Fifty leading cases223
Highlights of Constitutional history253
U. S. Supreme Court Justices265
AppThe Constitution of the United States269
AppThe Declaration of Independence291
AppThe Articles of Confederation297

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