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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 - Richard Beeman

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

Paperback

Published: 31st August 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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

"Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

A Note on the Textp. vii
The Declaration of Independencep. 3
The Constitution of the United Statesp. 21
Amendments to the Constitutionp. 61
Selections From the Federalist Papersp. 93
The Revolutionary Origins of the American Constitutionp. 117
America Struggles to Achieve Independence, Liberty, and Union: Government Under the Articles of Confederationp. 133
The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Revolution in Governmentp. 145
The Contest Over Ratification: America's First National Referendump. 167
Establishing Government Under The Constitution, 1789-1801p. 175
Supreme Court Decisions That Have Shaped America's Constitutional Historyp. 189
Suggestions For Further Readingp. 209
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ISBN: 9780143118107
ISBN-10: 0143118102
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 11.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Type: Annotated