A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, Third Edition / Edition 3

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, Third Edition / Edition 3

by John R. Vile
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275972526

ISBN-13: 9780275972523

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Reflecting on important developments like the Clinton impeachment, the balanced budget amendment, gay marriages, and the Violence Against Women Act, Vile's updated book will prove invaluable to those studying the United States Constitution. Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of it splendor and subtlety, Vile introduces key events of the

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Reflecting on important developments like the Clinton impeachment, the balanced budget amendment, gay marriages, and the Violence Against Women Act, Vile's updated book will prove invaluable to those studying the United States Constitution. Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of it splendor and subtlety, Vile introduces key events of the founding era, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution and its amendments are explored section by section, along with pertinent historical events, laws, and cases.

Students new to constitutional law, American politics, and American history will find Vile's book an authoritative starting point, quickly and easily placing the Constitution's sections and amendments in a wider context, and leading them to other important issues and texts. Those already familiar with Constitutional issues will be able to make use of the book as a reference guide, able to lead them at a glance to landmarks in the U.S. Constitutional history and development. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of key books and cases useful for further study. Appendices include a glossary, a table of the 50 most important cases, and the texts of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972523
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Background of the Constitution1
Ch. 2The Preamble and Article I: The Legislative Branch23
Ch. 3Article II: The Executive Branch65
Ch. 4Article III: The Judicial Branch87
Ch. 5Article IV: The Federal System103
Ch. 6Articles V-VII: The Amending Provision and Miscellaneous Matters113
Ch. 7The Bill of Rights - The First Three Amendments125
Ch. 8The Bill of Rights and the Rights of the Accused - Amendments 4-7153
Ch. 9The Bill of Rights and Contemporary Amendments - Amendments 8-12169
Ch. 10The Post-Civil War Amendments - Amendments 13-15183
Ch. 11The Progressive Era Amendments - Amendments 16-19203
Ch. 12The Other Amendments - Amendments 20-27211
Fifty Leading Cases225
Glossary231
AppThe Constitution of the United States251
AppThe Declaration of Independence273
AppThe Articles of Confederation279
Index289

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