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Liberty, order, and justice : an introduction to the constitutional principles of American government

Author: James McClellan
Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This new Liberty Fund edition of James McClellan's classic work on the quest for liberty, order, and justice in England and America includes the author's revisions to the original edition published in 1989 by the Center for Judicial Studies. Unlike most textbooks in American Government, Liberty, Order, and Justice seeks to familiarize the student with the basic principles of the Constitution, and to explain their  Read more...
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McClellan, James, 1937-
Liberty, order, and justice.
Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, ©2000
(OCoLC)741502653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McClellan
ISBN: 0865972559 9780865972551 0865972567 9780865972568
OCLC Number: 42392172
Notes: Originally published: Cumberland, Va. : James River Press, ©1989.
Description: xx, 629 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Constitution's deep roots --
America's first constitutions and declarations of rights --
The achievement of the Philadelphia Convention --
Basic constitutional concepts: federalism, separation of powers, and rule of law --
Defending the Constitution: the struggle over ratification and the Bill of Rights --
Interpreting and preserving the Constitution --
Changing the Constitution--together with an explanation of the amendments added since 1791.
Responsibility: James McClellan.

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This new Liberty Fund edition of James McClellan's classic work on the quest for liberty, order, and justice in England and America includes the author's revisions to the original edition published in 1989 by the Center for Judicial Studies. Unlike most textbooks in American Government, Liberty, Order, and Justice seeks to familiarize the student with the basic principles of the Constitution, and to explain their origin, meaning, and purpose. Particular emphasis is placed on federalism and the separation of powers. These features of the book, together with its extensive and unique historical illustrations, make this new edition of Liberty, Order, and Justice especially suitable for introductory classes in American Government and for high school students in advanced placement courses.

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