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.

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

View: 1914

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

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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 Stephens, Jr.,John Scheb, II,Colin Glennon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285736915

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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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.

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.

Constitutional Law

Cases in Context

Author: Randy E. Barnett,Josh Blackman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454892889

Category: Law

Page: 1744

View: 4126

Constitutional Law: Cases in Context, Third Edition places primary emphasis on how constitutional law has developed since the Founding, its key foundational principles, and recurring debates. By providing both cases and context, it conveys the competing narratives that all lawyers ought to know and all constitutional practitioners need to know. Teachable, manageable, class-sized chunks of material are suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations. Generous case excerpts make the text flexible for most courses. Cases are judiciously supplemented with background readings from various sources. Innovative study guide questions presented before each case help students focus on the salient issues, challenging them to consider the court’s opinions from various perspectives, and suggesting comparisons or connections with other cases. Key Benefits: Revised doctrinal areas with newer cases. Updated background contextual material to reflect current scholarship. A highly accessible and engaging structure that examines the competing narratives that pervade the development of American constitutional law since the founding. Related cases are grouped together into “assignments” and make for a reasonable amount of reading for each topic. A wealth of photographs, maps, and primary documents to bring the cases to life.

The American Presidency

Origins and Development, 1776–2014

Author: Sidney M. Milkis,Michael Nelson

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483385701

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 6311

The American Presidency examines the constitutional foundation of the executive office and the social, economic, political, and international forces that have reshaped it along with the influence individual presidents have had. Authors Sidney Milkis and Michael Nelson look at each presidency broadly, focusing on how individual presidents have sought to navigate the complex and ever-changing terrain of the executive office and revealing the major developments that launched a modern presidency at the dawn of the twentieth century. By connecting presidential conduct to the defining eras of American history and the larger context of politics and government in the United States, this award-winning book offers perspective and insight on the limitations and possibilities of presidential power. In this Seventh Edition, marking the 25th anniversary of The American Presidency’s publication, the authors add new scholarship to every chapter, reexamine the end of George W. Bush’s tenure, assess President Obama’s first term in office, and explore Obama’s second term.

American Decades: 1940-1949

Author: Victor Bondi

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810357266

Category: History

Page: 641

View: 5995

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

M'Culloch V. Maryland

Securing a Nation

Author: Mark Robert Killenbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700614721

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 4756

Chronicles one of the first and most famous cases to define the reach and power of the federal government over the states. It addressed two questions: Did Congress have the authority to establish a national bank? And was the Maryland law used to tax that bank interfering with the federal government's constitutional authority? In one of Chief Justice John Marshall's most famous opinions, the Court unanimously answered yest to both questions."

The American Presidency

Origins and Development, 1776-1998

Author: Sidney M. Milkis,Michael Nelson

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 474

View: 1162

Now in a new edition, The American Presidency -- winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for History, Politics and Philosophy -- examines both the constitutional precepts that underlie the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international conditions that continue to shape it. Authors Milkis and Nelson analyze the origins of the presidency and discuss the patterns of presidential conduct that developed during the nineteenth century. They argue that the modern presidency had its origins not just in Franklin D. Roosevelt, as is commonly believed, but also in the earlier administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. This new edition provides updated coverage of the Clinton presidency through the first half of his second term. The authors take account of new research on the presidency to make this outstanding history of the presidency as up to date as possible.

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how to find it, how to use it

Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: Oryx Pr

ISBN: 9780897749619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 761

"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].

The Origins of American Constitutionalism

Author: Donald S. Lutz

Publisher: Lsu Press

ISBN: 9780807115060

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 5589

In The Origins of American Constitutionalism, Donald S. Lutz challenges the prevailing notion that the United States Constitution was either essentially inherited from the British or simply invented by the Federalists in the summer of 1787. His political theory of constitutionalism acknowledges the contributions of the British and the Federalists. Lutz also asserts, however, that the U.S. Constitution derives in form and content from a tradition of American colonial characters and documents of political foundation that began a century and a half prior to 1787. Lutz builds his argument around a close textual analysis of such documents as the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the Rode Island Charter of 1663, the first state constitutions, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. He shows that American Constitutionalism developed to a considerable degree from radical Protestant interpretations of the Judeo-Christian tradition that were first secularized into political compacts and then incorporated into constitutions and bills of rights. Over time, appropriations that enriched this tradition included aspects of English common law and English Whig theory. Lutz also looks at the influence of Montesquieu, Locke, Blackstone, and Hume. In addition, he details the importance of Americans' experiences and history to the political theory that produced the Constitution. By placing the Constitution within this broader constitutional system, Lutz demonstrates that the document is the culmination of a long process and must be understood within this context. His argument also offers a fresh view of current controversies over the Framers' intentions, the place of religion in American politics, and citizens' continuing role in the development of the constitutional tradition.

Energy in the Executive

The Case for the Strong Presidency

Author: Terry Eastland

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780029086834

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 3439


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: 2758


A Nation of Laws

America's Imperfect Pursuit of Justice

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 214

View: 3956

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.