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Amendments XVIII and XXI : Prohibition and repeal

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Constitutional amendments (Detroit, Mich.)
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From the Publisher's Website: A well-rounded social studies education is grounded in an understanding of how the Constitution-the blueprint for a democratic society-works. Each volume begins with the amendment text (accompanied by a student-friendly translation). Chapters put the amendment in historical context, examine how it has been tested in the courts and presents current controversies and debates.  Read more...
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Amendments XVIII and XXI.
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2009
(OCoLC)761455042
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737743289 073774328X
OCLC Number: 262429559
Description: 218 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Amendment text and explanations --
Introduction --
Chronology --
1: Historical Background On The Eighteenth And Twenty-First Amendments --
Constitutional amendment is needed to ensure permanent nationwide prohibition of liquor / Richmond P Hobson --
Eighteenth amendment will no harm workers and should be submitted for ratification / William Jennings Bryan --
California prohibitionists should focus their efforts on ratification of the eighteenth amendment / Los Angeles Times --
Prohibition will end political corruption in American / Robert B Armstrong --
Prohibition law is discriminatory and hypocritical / W H Stayton --
Volstead act should be modified to allow beer and wine / Walter E Edge --
Prohibition is a modern necessity and an economic success / Franklin W Fort --
Many advocates of prohibition became disillusioned by its consequences and sought repeal / David J Hanson --
2: Impact Of Amendment XVIII On Constitutional Law --
Enforcing prohibition led to new interpretations of amendment IV / Robert Post --
Searching automobiles with probable cause does not require a warrant / William Howard Taft --
Warrant less searches of automobiles on mere suspicion are illegal / James McReynolds --
Evidence obtained by wiretapping may be used in criminal trials / William Howard Taft --
Government should not be permitted to break laws against wiretapping / Louis Brandeis --
3: Impact Of Amendment XXI On Constitutional Law --
Amendment XXI interacts with other provisions of the constitution / Johnny H Killian [et al] --
States may ban sexually explicit entertainment in establishments with liquor licenses / William H Rehnquist --
Amendment XXII does not override the right to freedom of speech / Thurgood Marshall --
Amendment XXI is irrelevant to the raising of the drinking age / William H Rehnquist --
Federal government cannot raise the drinking age even by withholding funds / Sandra Day O'Connor --
4: Current Relevance Of Amendments XVIII And XXI --
Prohibition failed once and it is failing again / Peter Christ --
Failure of prohibition should not guide today's drug policy / US Department of Justice --
War on drugs is creating the same problems prohibition did / Johann Hari --
Neo-prohibitionists are again agitating against alcohol / Radley Balko --
Growing movement supports lowering the drinking age / Alex Johnson --
Appendices --
A: Amendments to the US Constitution --
Court cases relevant to the eighteenth and twenty-first amendments --
For further research --
Index.
Series Title: Constitutional amendments (Detroit, Mich.)
Other Titles: Amendments 18 and 21
Amendments Eighteen and Twenty-one
Prohibition and repeal
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

Abstract:

From the Publisher's Website: A well-rounded social studies education is grounded in an understanding of how the Constitution-the blueprint for a democratic society-works. Each volume begins with the amendment text (accompanied by a student-friendly translation). Chapters put the amendment in historical context, examine how it has been tested in the courts and presents current controversies and debates. Reflecting provisions in both the national and state curriculum standards, these volumes provide primary and secondary sources that examine the roots of constitutional democracy as well as how the interpretation of the Constitution has evolved throughout American history. The series also explores the meaning of citizenship as well as its rights and responsibilities.

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