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The Bill of Rights primer : a citizen's guidebook to the American Bill of Rights

Author: Akhil Reed Amar; Les Adams, (Lawyer)
Publisher: New York, New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: A valuable reference to understanding your freedoms. Many Americans reference the Bill of Rights, a document that represents many of the freedoms that define the United States. Who doesn't know about the First Amendment's freedom of religion or Second Amendment's right to bear arms? In this pocket-sized volume, Akhil Reed Amar and Les Adams offer a wealth of knowledge about the Bill of Rights that goes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Non-fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akhil Reed Amar; Les Adams, (Lawyer)
ISBN: 9781620875728 1620875721
OCLC Number: 816030396
Description: xi, 406 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: About this book --
Preface: Development of the concept of political freedom in England and the American colonies --
Creation and reconstruction: an overview --
Creation: --
First things first --
Our first amendment --
Second and third amendments (the military amendments) --
Fourth amendment (searches, seizures, and fifth amendment takings) --
Fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments (the jury amendments) --
Ninth and tenth amendments (the popular-sovereignty amendments) --
Bill of rights as a constitution --
Reconstruction: --
Antebellum ideas --
Fourteenth amendment --
Incorporation process --
Reconstruction rights --
New birth of freedom --
Appendix: Constitution of the United States --
Amendments I-X and XIV --
Biographical profiles of notable figures quoted or featured in the text --
Notes --
Glossary --
Index.
Other Titles: Citizen's guidebook to the American Bill of Rights
American Bill of Rights
Responsibility: Akhil Reed Amar and Les Adams.

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