The Student's Guide to Understanding Constitutional Law / Edition 1

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This text successfully uses a host of techniques to help students learn about the complex subject of constitutional law at a level that college students can understand. Lists of key terms, related Websites, practice questions and further readings combine with visual aids, chapter connectors and more to assist students in developing a basic yet valuable understanding of constitutional law. The historical timeline and constitutional summary give students a sense for the big picture as they read individual chapters. And the discussions and supporting material are presented in a very reader-friendly format, keeping the students from struggling through legal-ease.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I have never seen a Criminal Justice oriented constitutional law text that did such an excellent job of giving the big picture of the Constitution." - Jennifer Labosky, Davidson County Community College, Lexington, North Carolina

"Constitutional Connectors: This was fabulous. I haven't seen these before. I liked the term and I liked the concept!" - Kelli Styron, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

"Reviewing this work has become advantageous to this instructor for a variety of reasons. First, it provides him with a refreshing interpretation of constitutional law. Second, it provides him with new information that had not come his way from some other sources. Third, it has caused him to give serious consideration to using this text." - William Kelly, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401852399
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Series: West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: with Online Companion
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 393,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, Central Pennsylvania College; B.A. in Political Science; J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The United States under the Articles of Confederation Chapter 2: Madison Democracy and the Structure of the Constitution Chapter 3: Legislative Branch Article I of the Constitution Chapter 4: Executive Branch Article II of the Constitution and Separation of Powers Chapter 5: Judicial Branch Article III of the Constitution Chapter 6: Federalism Component II of Madisonian Democracy Chapter 7: Commerce Power Chapter 8: Guarantees of Rights and Protections of Rights by Judicial Review Chapter 9: The Constitution and Criminal Justice Chapter 10: Substantive Due Process Chapter 11: Privacy and Abortion Chapter 12: Equal Protection Chapter 13: Struggle for Equality Chapter 14: First Amendment Rights

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