Constitution and the Nation: A Revolution in Rights, 1937-2002

Constitution and the Nation: A Revolution in Rights, 1937-2002

by Christopher Waldrep, Lynne Curry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820457337

ISBN-13: 9780820457338

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

In 1937 the Supreme Court revolutionized American constitutionalism, sharply restricting the states’ powers and expanding those of the national government. In following years the civil rights movement caused further change, challenging American life with its demands for equal rights under the Constitution and protection by the federal government. The Vietnam

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In 1937 the Supreme Court revolutionized American constitutionalism, sharply restricting the states’ powers and expanding those of the national government. In following years the civil rights movement caused further change, challenging American life with its demands for equal rights under the Constitution and protection by the federal government. The Vietnam War expanded and then contracted presidential power. In 2001, attacks organized by followers of Osama bin Laden on American cities revived presidential power, leading to new challenges to America’s constitutional heritage. This volume assembles the most important documents from American constitutional history from the depths of the Great Depression to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. Through these important documents, American constitutional power can be seen surging and waning, but always responding to the drama of world events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820457338
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Ser., #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269

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