The Constitution of the United States of America

The Declaration of Independence

Author: United States

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783861840008

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 255

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Book & slipcase. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest constitution for a federal system still in use today. It was adopted in its original form on 17 September 1787 by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and took effect on 4 March 1789. In this miniature version you can read the whole text of the US Constitution, its amendments, as well as the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776. The dark blue and silver stamped miniature book comes in a special slipcase with an American flag illustration. This is an excellent gift for all American fans, law enthusiasts, or just all connoisseurs of fine miniature books.
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The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections from The Federalist Papers

Author: Richard Beeman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110145900X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Author: Richard Beeman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603682

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman presents The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Beeman has created a fascinating apparatus for understanding the most important document in American history—and why it’s as central in the America of today as it was in creation of the country. Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.
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The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Author: Jack N Rakove

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674054474

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Here in a beautifully bound cloth gift edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which "We the People" forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our "political scriptures," and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.
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How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Author: Paul B. Skousen

Publisher: Izzard Ink

ISBN: 9781630721084

Category: Law

Page: 204

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Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and really understand what they're saying? Millions of others have too. But getting a real understanding of the legal language of 200 years ago can be challenging - and as a result, few Americans know these important documents as well as they should. Recognizing this, Paul Skousen has written exactly the book you've been looking for. It's an easy, step-by-step guide that makes these documents come alive. With his help you will be able to read them with purpose, with understanding, and with clarity. Skousen provides several valuable memory aids for you to master the Constitution's seven Articles and the 27 important rights named in the Bill of Rights. You will be able to navigate through the Declaration's five power statements on freedom, and unlock their 18th century phrases with a convenient glossary. You will find the answers to ten popular myths about the Constitution, and discover how its guiding principles protect human rights. Thousands of books describe the origins of these famous documents, but only one book gives you a place to start reading them made easier in How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence."
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The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Second Continental Congress,Constitutional Convention

Publisher: Wilder Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781604592689

Category: Law

Page: 70

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Collected here in one affordable volume are the most important documents of the United States of America: The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. These three documents are the basis for our entire way of life. Every citizen should have a copy.
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To Secure These Rights

The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814730898

Category: Law

Page: 330

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To Secure These Rights enters the fascinating--and often contentious--debate over constitutional interpretation. Scott Douglas Gerber here argues that the Constitution of the United States should be interpreted in light of the natural rights political philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and that the Supreme Court is the institution of American government that should be primarily responsible for identifying and applying that philosophy in American life. Importantly, the theory advanced in this book--what Gerber calls liberal originalism--is neither consistently liberal nor consistently conservative in the modern conception of those terms. Rather, the theory is liberal in the classic sense of viewing the basic purpose of government to be safeguarding the natural rights of individuals. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men. In essence, Gerber maintains that the Declaration articulates the philosophical ends of our nation and that the Constitution embodies the means to effectuate those ends. Gerber's analysis reveals that the Constitution cannot be properly understood without recourse to history, political philosophy, and law.
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The Declaration Of Independence, United States Constitution, Bill Of Rights & Amendments

Author: Founding Fathers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680920567

Category: History

Page: 132

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A full collection of the most important documents in the creation of the United States of America. This book contains the following documents: The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution of the United States of America, The 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress Proposing 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, The Preamble to The Bill of Rights, The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10, The Constitution: Amendments 11-27 and Brief Histories of The Founding Fathers.
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A Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Erin Ackerman,Benjamin Ginsberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393664669

Category:

Page: N.A

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Expertly guides readers through the Constitution and its twenty-seven amendments
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The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It

Author: Terry L. Jordan

Publisher: Oak Hill Pub

ISBN: 9781891743153

Category: History

Page: 96

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Provides the full text of the United States Constitution, along with facts about the important document and simple biographical information about the framers and signers.
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Magna Carta

Author: J. C. Holt,George Garnett,John Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107093163

Category: History

Page: 481

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A new edition of J. C. Holt's classic study of Magna Carta, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text. Suitable for scholars, history students, and the general reader, this outstanding study of the events of 1215 integrates analysis of personality, ideas, and political development.
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American Constitutions

Comprising the Constitution of Each State in the Union, and of the United States : with the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation

Author: Franklin Benjamin Hough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional history

Page: N.A

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The Royalist Revolution

Monarchy and the American Founding

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067473534X

Category: History

Page: 390

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The founding fathers were rebels against the British Parliament, Eric Nelson argues, not the Crown. As a result of their labors, the 1787 Constitution assigned its new president far more power than any British monarch had wielded for 100 years. On one side of the Atlantic were kings without monarchy; on the other, monarchy without kings.
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The Constitution of the United States, with Index, and the Declaration of Independence

Author: National Center for Constitutional Studi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880801447

Category: History

Page: 46

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The National Center for Constitutional Studies has printed a special edition copy of The Constitution of the United States that has been proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 48-page pocket sized booklet contains The Constitution of the United States (including The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27) and The Declaration of Independence. Its dimensions are 3.25" X 6.5". On the front cover of this pocket Constitution there is a four-color picture of George Washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our support for and commitment to The Constitution of the United States by maintaining and promoting its standard of liberty for ourselves and our posterity. You are invited to: 1. Purchase multiple copies of this pocket Constitution and keep one with you; 2. Read The Constitution of the United States; 3. Sign the Constitution Pledge on the back cover of this pocket Constitution (see below); 4. Become fluent in your knowledge of the Constitution and correct principles of Government; 5. Give your family and friends a copy of this pocket Constitution and personally invite them to read and study the Constitution. Commit them to purchase copies of this Pocket Constitution and share them with their family and friends following the same pattern as above. - Publisher.
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The Constitutions of the United States

according to the latest amendments, to which are prefixed, the Declaration of independence and the Federal constitution

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 307

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The Birth of American Law

An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution

Author: John D. Bessler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611636048

Category: Law

Page: 677

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The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution tells the forgotten, untold story of the origins of U.S. law. Before the Revolutionary War, a 26-year-old Italian thinker, Cesare Beccaria, published On Crimes and Punishments, a runaway bestseller that shaped the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and early American laws. America's Founding Fathers, including early U.S. Presidents, avidly read Beccaria's book--a product of the Italian Enlightenment that argued against tyranny and the death penalty. Beccaria's book shaped American views on everything from free speech to republicanism, to ''Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,'' to gun ownership and the founders' understanding of ''cruel and unusual punishments,'' the famous phrase in the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment. In opposing torture and infamy, Beccaria inspired America's founders to jettison England's Bloody Code, heavily reliant on executions and corporal punishments, and to adopt the penitentiary system. The cast of characters in The Birth of American Law includes the usual suspects--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison. But it also includes the now little-remembered Count Luigi Castiglioni, a botanist from Milan who--decades before Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America--toured all thirteen original American states before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Also figuring in this dramatic story of the American Revolution: Madison's Princeton classmate William Bradford, an early U.S. Attorney General and Beccaria devotee; John Dickinson, the ''Penman of the Revolution'' who wrote of Beccaria's ''genius'' and ''masterly hand''; James Wilson and Dr. Benjamin Rush, signers of the Declaration of Independence and fellow Beccaria admirers; and Philip Mazzei, Jefferson's Italian-American neighbor at Monticello and yet another Beccaria enthusiast. In documenting Beccaria's game-changing influence, The Birth of American Law sheds important new light on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the creation of American law.
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