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A companion to the United States Constitution and its amendments

Author: John R Vile
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Revisits key events leading to the Constitution's ratification, then goes article by article, amendment by amendment, to describe each section of the document, as well as the important court cases that add to its meaning. This edition, the first in five years, reflects a number of significant developments including: new Supreme Court justices, impactful cases involving First Amendment rights for students, religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vile, John R.
Companion to the United States Constitution and its amendments.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010
(DLC) 2010002201
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Vile
ISBN: 9780313380099 0313380090 9780313380082 0313380082 9781442209909 1442209909
OCLC Number: 647881381
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 311 pages)
Contents: The background and purposes of the Constitution --
Article I : the legislative branch --
Article II : the executive branch --
Article III : the judicial branch --
Article IV : the federal system --
Articles V-VII : the amending provision and miscellaneous matters --
The Bill of Rights : the First Amendment --
The Bill of Rights : of arms and men : Amendments 2-3 --
The Bill of Rights and the rights of the accused and the convicted : Amendments 4-8 --
The Bill of Rights, the rights of the states : (Amendments 9-10) and Amendments 11 and 12 --
The post Civil War amendments : Amendments 13-15 --
The progressive era amendments : Amendments 16-19 --
The recent amendments : Amendments 20-27.
Responsibility: John R. Vile.

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This new edition updates the classic clause-by-clause examination of the Constitution and its Amendments as interpreted by the Supreme Court from 1789 to 2009.  Read more...

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