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For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has helped students understand and interpret the document that outlines America's fundamental rules and government structures. Always current and concise, this textbook is an indispensable supplement for courses in Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, Civil Liberties, and Introductory American Government.
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Overview

For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has helped students understand and interpret the document that outlines America's fundamental rules and government structures. Always current and concise, this textbook is an indispensable supplement for courses in Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, Civil Liberties, and Introductory American Government.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155997172
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. PART I: HISTORY AND CONTEXT. 1. Constitutional Backgrounds. 2. The Constitution, American Politics, and the Development of American Constitutional Law. PART II: THE CONSTITUTION OF 1787. 3. The Preamble and Article I: The Legislative Branch. 4. Article II: The Executive Branch. 5. Article III: The Judiciary. 6. Articles IV-VII. PART III: THE AMENDMENTS. 7. The Bill of Rights I: Protecting Individual Liberties. 8. The Bill of Rights II. 9. Clarifying and Modifying. 10. The Reconstruction Amendments. 11. The Progressive Era. 12. 1933 to 1992. PART IV: THE DOCUMENTS. The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States of America. Credits. Index.
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