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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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American Constitutional Law

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130514712X

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.
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American Decades: 1940-1949

Author: Victor Bondi

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810357266

Category: History

Page: 641

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

Author: British Association for American Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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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

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"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].
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American Constitutional Law

Author: Otis H. Stephens,John M. Scheb

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 1100

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Contains a balance of case studies and commentary. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay which is followed by a discussion of the chapter material, and ends with a series of pertinent case studies. This balance appeals to both instructors of political science and to instructors of law.
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