A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 6th Edition

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833281

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation
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The Liberty Bell and Its Legacy: An Encyclopedia of an American Icon in U.S. History and Culture

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440872910

Category: History

Page: 335

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This A-Z encyclopedia will survey the history, meaning, and enduring impact of the Liberty Bell in American culture. This title provides a one-stop resource for understanding the fascinating history and enduring importance of the Liberty Bell in the fabric of American culture, from the pre-Revolutionary War era to the present day. The encyclopedia explains key concepts, principles, and intellectual influences in the creation and display of the Liberty Bell, profiles its creators and leading champions, and surveys the place of the Bell and its home in Philadelphia's Independence Hall within the political and cultural lexicon of the nation. Additionally, it discusses important milestones and events in the bell's history and provides a sweeping overview of depictions of the Liberty Bell in historical and modern art, music, literature, and other cultural areas. It thus not only serves as a valuable resource in helping readers separate fact from myth regarding one of our nation's most potent national symbols but provides a unique gateway for exploring the wider history of the United States. Groups entries into a topical table of contents by subject area for ease of reference Includes a chronology of events related to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Offers a wide-ranging general bibliography of sources for further study of the Liberty Bell and its place in American culture Illuminates a constitutional scholar's perspective on the importance and meaning of the Liberty Bell in an introductory essay
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The Declaration of Independence: America's First Founding Document in U.S. History and Culture

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440863032

Category: History

Page: 437

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This A-to-Z encyclopedia surveys the history, meaning, and enduring impact of the Declaration of Independence by explaining its contents and concepts, profiling the Founding Fathers, and detailing depictions of the Declaration in art, music, and literature. • Contains more than 200 encyclopedia entries pertaining to the Declaration of Independence • Provides cross references and resources for further study in each entry • Includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence • Helps readers to comprehend the historical significance of the document in a chronology of events
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U.S. Laws, Acts, and Treaties: 1776-1928

Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650994

Category: Law

Page: 1666

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A collection of 433 major U.S. acts of Congress and U.S. treaties covering the time period from 1776 through 2002, beginning with the Declaration of Independence and ending with the Homeland Security Act.
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616195403

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 1157

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Revised and updated second edition of the most comprehensive encyclopedia of America's founding convention. Now with nearly 400 new and updated entries and over 120 illustrations and maps, this revised and expanded edition of this impressive encyclopedia shows in detail the lively, contentious, four-month process that produced the United States Constitution. With fascinating detailed portraits of the Framers, we are taken behind the scenes into the fiery debates between powerful personalities and the hard-fought battles and compromises that resulted in one of the most important documents in history. Drawing on original sources and a wealth of secondary works and recent scholarship, updated entries and dozens of illuminating side boxes present a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the Constitutional Convention. Features include: - Two chronologies: day-to-day events at the Convention and important dates leading up to it - Detailed individual profiles of the delegates and excerpts from accounts of their debates - Information that brings the events of the Convention to life, such as the delegates' salaries, housing, daily schedule, how appointed, their backgrounds, their personal and legislative motivations, the mechanism of how the Convention and its committees worked - How the creation of states, their legislations, plans and constitutions all contributed to the final document - Analysis of Convention discussion of dominant historical and philosophical influences and themes and how and why they were included in the Constitution - A thorough appendix containing original documents and text of important speeches. - Suggested readings for each entry, cross-references, a topical table of contents, an up-to-date and thorough bibliography, index. These two volumes provide a complete guide to a pivotal moment in the formation of the United States - the Constitutional Convention - that created one of the most important documents in history, the United States Constitution. JOHN R. VILE (Ph.D., UVA) is Dean of the Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. His recent books include The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution (2012); The Men Who Made the Constitution (2013); Re-Framers (2014); The Wisest Council in the World (2015); A Companion to the United States Constitution (6th ed. 2015); Founding Documents of America (2015); Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues (4th ed., 2015); and The Early Republic (2016).
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Criminal Procedure

A Contemporary Perspective

Author: James R. Acker,David C. Brody

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763731694

Category: Law

Page: 634

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This essential resource provides students with an introduction to the rules and principles of criminal procedure law. This text uses a case study approach to help students develop the analytical skills necessary to understand the origins, context, and evolutions of the law; concentrates on US Supreme Court decisions interpreting both state and federal constitutions; and introduces students to the reference materials and strategies used for basic legal research.
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Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203862

Category: Law

Page: 572

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First published in 1954, this indispensable reference quickly became the gold standard for concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases. The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 15th edition has been extensively revised to ensure that it remains the most up-to-date resource available. An essential resource for law students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation's Constitution and the Supreme Court decisions that explicate it.
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A Practical Companion to the Constitution

How the Supreme Court Has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning, Updated and Expanded Edition of The Evolving Constitution

Author: Jethro K. Lieberman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212800

Category: History

Page: 796

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Updated and expanded ed. of Evolving Constitution.
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