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

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.

A Citizen's Introduction to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Author: Matthew Spalding,Edwin Meese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891951377

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 109

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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are the greatest statements of human liberty ever written. They are the highest achievement of our political tradition, powerful beacons to all who strive for liberty. Taken together, these documents represent the liberating principles that America seeks to conserve for itself and proclaim to the world.If we are to restore and preserve America's principles, the truths to which we are dedicated and the common ideas that constitute us as a people, we must first rediscover them, writes Matthew Spalding, director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation.And that demands that we rediscover the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

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.

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.

The Constitution of the United States of America with the Declaration of Independence

Author: United States

Publisher: Fall River Press

ISBN: 9781435145535

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 110

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"The Constitution of the United States of America," inscribed and illustrated by master calligrapher Fink, brings to life the issues underlying the triumphs of this abiding document. Fink has gone back to his original black-and-white art and painted it anew, creating a full-color masterpiece.

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.

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.

Us Constitution

Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, & Amendments

Author: Pantianos Classics

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536824742

Category:

Page: 90

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This book contains in large print the complete text of the three most important documents in American history: The United States Declaration of Independence, adopted at the Second Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia in July 1776. The Bill of Rights, the collective term of the first ten constitutional amendments, created in 1789 and ratified in 1791 at the Philadelphia Congress. The Constitutional Amendments - eleven through to twenty seven. The publisher humbly advances the notion that every American citizen should claim ownership of a copy of these essential documents, in order to benefit from and reference the wisdom which went into their creation. Together with the principle text, this edition contains images provided courtesy of the United States National Archives as well as independent photographers. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the American Red Cross, which provides aid and relief in the United States during times of calamity or disaster.

A Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Erin Ackerman,Benjamin Ginsberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393264999

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 102

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A Guide to the United States Constitution, Third Edition, takes readers through every section of the Constitution and its twenty-seven amendments.

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."

Magna Carta

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1909676519

Category: History

Page: 30

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The Magna Carta, issued in 1215 by King John. 'No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions ... except by the lawful judgement of his peers...To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.' Although not originally intended as a bill of rights, Magna Carta was used in these terms whenever people's liberties were challenged and is celebrated today as England's eary form of democracy. The continuing symbolic significance of Magna Carta was shown when the universal Declaration of Human Rights was presented to the United Nations in 1948 as a 'Magna Carta for the future'.

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The Constitution of the United States

Author: BukAmerica, Incorporated,William Samuel Johnson,Alexander Hamilton,James Madison

Publisher: Bukamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9780976425496

Category: Humor

Page: 32

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The revolutionary genius of the U.S. Constitution, the clarity of its logic, the eloquence of its language, cannot be underestimated. But have you read it lately? Or ever? Here is your golden opportunity.