The American Constitution

Its Origins and Development

Author: Alfred Hinsey Kelly,Winfred Audif Harbison,Herman Belz

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393961195

Category: History

Page: 640

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In this new edition of the standard text in the field of American constitutional history, Herman Belz has brought the most up-to-date scholarship to bear on discussions from the adoption of the Constitution through the retirement of justice Brennan and the confirmation of David Scouter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery

Author: Earl M. Maltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700615025

Category: Law

Page: 182

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Closely examines on of the Supreme Court's most infamous decisions: that went far beyond one slave's suit for "freeman" status by declaring that ALL blacks--freemen as well as slaves--were not, and never could become, U.S. citizens, bringing an end to the 1820 Missouri Compromise, while also resulting in the outrage that led to the Civil War.

Public Debt and the Common Good

Philosophical and Institutional Implications of Fiscal Imbalance

Author: James Odom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429866399

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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The American national debt stands at $20.49 trillion as of January 2018, or roughly $63,000 for every person in the United States. The national debt has grown six-fold in the past 25 years, and borrowing only has accelerated in recent administrations. What are the factors driving such unrestrained borrowing? Is American fiscal policy different now than in an earlier era? Is there a moral dimension to public debt and, if so, how can that dimension be measured? Public Debt and the Common Good addresses these and other questions by looking to the fiscal policy of the American states. Drawing on classical themes and the longest quantitative review of state debt in the literature, James Odom expertly integrates institutional analysis with dimensions of culture to define the parameters of political freedom in a theoretically coherent way. In doing so, Odom argues that centralization and injustice, or the incapacity for the common good, can help explain state indebtedness. Contributing to ongoing scholarly debates on public debt theory, this book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners who work at the intersection of political philosophy and economics, as well as those who specialize in state public policy, state politics, and federalism more generally.

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

Author: James A. Colaiaco

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466892781

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1941

On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait of the country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.

Crucible of Liberty

Author: Raymond Arsenault

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119723

Category: History

Page: 224

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The adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791 marked the creation of a uniquely innovative mechanism for constitutional change by which Americans have continued to renew and redefine their governance over a two-hundred-year period. Now, in time for the bicentennial celebration of this great document, seven distinguished scholars combine their expertise to explore the history and contemporary meaning of these first ten amendments to the Constitution.

American Constitutional Law

Author: Otis H. Stephens, Jr.,John M. Scheb, II,Colin Glennon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130514712X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 9935

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to make the texts a perfect instructional choice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Decades: 1940-1949

Author: Victor Bondi

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810357266

Category: History

Page: 641

View: 1868

A look at American civilization by decade covers history, politics, law, economics, culture, sports, social trends, and important people.

Federalism and the British

Two Centuries of Thought and Action

Author: Stanley Henig

Publisher: Federal Trust


Category: Political Science

Page: 165

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As a political idea, federalism--the concept that democratic government should be divided between different tiers--has been subjected to a negative and even hostile treatment by sections of both the establishment and the media in Britain. For some years a popular misconception has been promoted that federalism and federal thinking are alien to British tradition. Yet history reveals a very different picture. The federal constitution of the USA was created by British citizens influenced above all by British political ideas. From Australia and Canada to India and Germany, the legacies of British origin or influence have been federal constitutions. In this new book, leading federalist proponents explore the theoretical and practical areas in which Federalism has made a significant contribution towards the construction of the European Union. It also shows how the European Union may now offer Britain an effective route for achieving a number of its most important policy goals both at home and abroad.

Legal information

how to find it, how to use it

Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: Oryx Pr

ISBN: 9780897749619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 3672

"This book looks not only at 'the law,' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Energy in the Executive

The Case for the Strong Presidency

Author: Terry Eastland

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780029086834

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 1574


The Statesman's Year-book

Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1993-1994

Author: Brian Hunter,[Anonymus AC00687173]

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333576540

Category: History

Page: 1710

View: 3532


The Will of the People

How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

Author: Barry Friedman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429989954

Category: Law

Page: 624

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In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on terror. They decided one of American history's most contested presidential elections. Yet for all their power, the justices never face election and hold their offices for life. This combination of influence and apparent unaccountability has led many to complain that there is something illegitimate—even undemocratic—about judicial authority. In The Will of the People, Barry Friedman challenges that claim by showing that the Court has always been subject to a higher power: the American public. Judicial positions have been abolished, the justices' jurisdiction has been stripped, the Court has been packed, and unpopular decisions have been defied. For at least the past sixty years, the justices have made sure that their decisions do not stray too far from public opinion. Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court—from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist court in 2005—details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and shaped the meaning of the Constitution.

A Nation of Laws

America's Imperfect Pursuit of Justice

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 214

View: 8857

Offers a concise array of the key concepts, history, evolution and importance of American law, through brief narratives and portraits, from the Salem witchcraft trials, through the divisive debates over slavery, from the civil rights movement to the current cases surrounding abortion and gay marriage.

American Government

Political Change and Institutional Development

Author: Calvin C. Jillson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534643263

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

View: 4781

This textbook presents the political principles and constitutional foundations of American politics, describes the political parties and major institutions that make up the national government, and overviews the domestic and international policy issues and opportunities facing the United States.

The Church's Worship

The 1979 American Book of Common Prayer in a Historical Perspective

Author: Thaddaeus A. Schnitker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608991148

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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