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An in-depth look at the entire text of the U. S. Constitution, annotated with detailed explanations of its terms and contents. Each Amendment and Article is accompanied by sidebar material on the history of its application, including profiles of important Supreme Court cases, texts of related primary source documents, and contemporary news articles. Double page timelines for several of the Articles and all the Amendments highlight important events and legal cases. Visually stunning, with facsimile reproductions ...
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Overview


An in-depth look at the entire text of the U. S. Constitution, annotated with detailed explanations of its terms and contents. Each Amendment and Article is accompanied by sidebar material on the history of its application, including profiles of important Supreme Court cases, texts of related primary source documents, and contemporary news articles. Double page timelines for several of the Articles and all the Amendments highlight important events and legal cases. Visually stunning, with facsimile reproductions of primary source documents, paintings, photos, and historical artifacts, Our Constitution is perfect for history students.
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"Making the Constitution entertaining isn't easy, but this book succeeds with a generous dose of sidebars, charts and illustrations."--Associated Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195223859
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,180,615
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
Why Was the Constitution Necessary?     9
What Kind of Government Did the Constitution Create?     19
What Rights Does the Constitution Protect?     30
How Has the Constitution Expanded over Time?     42
How Is the Constitution Interpreted?     56
The U.S. Constitution
Preamble     68=970 12$lArticle I     70=970 12$lArticle II     108=970 12$lArticle III     118=970 12$lArticle IV     126=970 12$lArticle V     134=970 12$lArticle VI     136=970 12$lArticle VII     138
First Amendment     140
Second Amendment     144
Third & Fourth Amendments     148
Fifth Amendment     152
Sixth Amendment     156
Seventh & Eighth Amendments     160
Ninth & Tenth Amendments     164
Eleventh Amendment     168
Twelfth Amendment     172
Thirteenth Amendment     176
Fourteenth Amendment     180
Fifteenth Amendment     186
Sixteenth Amendment     190
Seventeenth Amendment     194
Eighteenth & Twenty-first Amendments     198
Nineteenth Amendment     202
Twentieth Amendment     206
Twenty-second Amendment     210
Twenty-third Amendment     214
Twenty-fourth Amendment     218
Twenty-fifth Amendment     222
Twenty-sixth Amendment     226
Twenty-seventh Amendment     228
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention     232
Supreme Court Decisions that Shaped the Constitution     238
Constitutional Glossary     241
Further Reading     244
Websites     247
Museums and Historic Sites Related to the Constitution     249
Index     251
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