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The Constitution of 1787 : A Commentary - George Anastaplo

The Constitution of 1787

A Commentary

Paperback Published: 28th February 1989
ISBN: 9780801836060
Number Of Pages: 360
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"A marvelous instrument for introducing citizens to their Constitution" (Mortimer J. Adler), "this is exactly the kind of book that former Chief Justice Burger, as Chairman of the Bicentennial Commission, has been pleading with scholars and scholarly presses to produce" (Thomas L. Pangle, University of Toronto).

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Those desiring to engage in the enterprise of 'thinking about the Constitution' in the company of a resourceful and knowledgeable guide will find this book quite interesting and enjoyable. -- Edward Dumbauld * Journal of American History *

Prefacep. xiii
The Constitutions of the Americansp. 1
Preamblep. 13
Article I, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6p. 26
Article I, Section 7p. 39
Article I, Section 8p. 50
Article I, Section 9 and 10p. 61
Anglo-American Constitutionalismp. 74
Article II, Section 1p. 89
Article II, Sections 2, 3, and 4p. 109
Article III, Sections 1 and 2p. 124
Article III, Sections 2 and 3p. 136
The State Constitutions in 1787p. 149
Article IVp. 167
Article Vp. 179
Article VIp. 196
Article VIIp. 215
The Americans of the Constitutionp. 225
Appendix and Sourcesp. 235
The Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 239
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (1777-1781)p. 245
Congressional Resolution Calling the Federal Convention (1787)p. 256
The Northwest Ordinance (1787)p. 258
The United States Constitution (1787)p. 266
Chart for Article I, Section 8 (Lecture No. 5)p. 280
Resolutions of the Federal Convention Providing for Transmittal of the Proposed Constitution to the Confederation Congress (1787)p. 281
Letter Transmitting the Proposed Constitution from the Federal Convention to the Confederation Congress (1787)p. 283
Congressional Resolution Transmitting the Proposed Constitution to the States (1787)p. 285
Congressional Act for Putting the Constitution into Operation (1788)p. 286
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (1791-1971)p. 288
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution Not Ratified by the States (1789-1978)p. 298
The Gettysburg Address (1863)p. 300
Notesp. 303
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780801836060
ISBN-10: 0801836069
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th February 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54