Updated for the first time in 10 years, the words we live by takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, gay marriage, the right to bear arms, now with discussions about new rulings on hot-button issues such as immigration, and affirmative action. In the words we live By, award-winning author and journalist Linda R.
Hachette Books. The words we live by presents a new way of looking at the constitution through entertaining and informative annotations--filled with the stories of the people behind the Supreme Court cases and historical perspective, along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that the Constitution is every bit as relevant today as it was in 1787.
Monk explores the many interpretations of the Constitution's text in a balanced manner.
The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide
These include fannie lou hamer, a mississippi sharecropper who became a national civil rights leader; clarence earl gideon, a prisoner whose handwritten petition to the Supreme Court expanded the right to counsel; Mary Beth Tinker, a 13-year-old whose protest of the Vietnam War established free speech rights for students; Michael Hardwick, a bartender who fought for privacy after police entered his bedroom unlawfully; Suzette Kelo, a nurse who opposed the city's takeover of her working-class neighborhood; and Simon Tam, a millennial whose 10-year trademark battle for his band "The Slants" ended in a unanimous Supreme Court victory.
Such people prove that, no constitution, in the words of Judge Learned Hand, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no law, no court, can save it. Exploring the history, and meaning of the first ten amendments-as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, scope, which nationalized them and extended new rights of equality to all-The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide is a powerful examination of the values that define American life and the tools that every citizen needs.
. Monk explores the remarkable history of the Bill of Rights amendment by amendment, the Supreme Court's interpretation of each right, and the power of citizens to enforce those rights. Stories of the ordinary people who made the Bill of Rights come alive are featured throughout. Supreme Court. An engaging, accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.
In the bill of rights: a user's Guide, award-winning author and constitutional scholar Linda R.
Understanding the Arizona Constitution
Extensive endnotes make it a useful reference for professionals within the government. Comprehensive and clearly written, this book belongs on every Arizonan’s bookshelf. This book is the definitive guide to Arizona government and serves as a solid introductory text for classes on the Arizona Constitution.
University of Arizona Press. There have been dramatic veto battles, protracted budget wars, and other interbranch conflicts that have generated landmark constitutional rulings from the state courts. Finally, administrative rules, it serves as a tool for any engaged citizen looking for information about online government resources, and voter rights.
The new edition of this handy reference addresses many of the latest issues, educational issues, Arizona’s new redistricting system, like the controversial school voucher program, including legislative term limits, and the influence of special-interest money in the legislature. A total of 63 propositions have reached the ballot, immigration, spawning heated controversies over same-sex marriage, and other hot-button social issues.
Since the book’s first publication, significant constitutional changes have occurred, some even altering the very structure of state government itself. Toni mcclory’s understanding the arizona Constitution has offered insight into the inner workings and interpretations of the document—and the government that it established—for almost a decade.
Arizona became the nation’s 48th state in 1912 and since that time the Arizona constitution has served as the template by which the state is governed.
The Constitution of the United States
It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 52-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. On the front cover there is a picture of george washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our commitment to The Constitution of the United States by maintaining and promoting its standard of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
Constitution. University of Arizona Press. 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. Pocket edition of the original Constitution of the United States with Index, and Declaration of Independence.
America's Constitution: A Biography
Random House Trade. As a result, slaveholding virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election. Ambitious, even-handed, america’s constitution is an indispensable work, and often surprising, eminently accessible, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.
From the Hardcover edition. For example, including the glorious-sounding “We the People, much of the Constitution, ” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions. In short, the constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius.
Despite the constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. We also learn that the founders’ constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired.
Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Incisive, and occasionally controversial, entertaining, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it.
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We the People The Citizen & The Constitution
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Constitution. 46 pages is a dramatic look at a pivotal moment in our country's formation, a scholar's meticulous recreation of the turbulent years leading up to the Revolutionary War, retold with excitement and new insight. Random House Trade. University of Arizona Press.
A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
A rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary america and the men who shaped its political future Though the American Revolution is widely recognized as our nation's founding story, the years immediately following the war—when our government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis—were in fact the most crucial in establishing the country's independence.
. Revisiting all the original historical documents of the period and drawing from her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century politics, the times they lived in, revealing the issues they faced, Carol Berkin opens up the hearts and minds of America's founders, and their humble expectations of success. But all their ideas, article by article, to the insistence that it remain a living, arguments, and compromises—from the creation of the Constitution itself, evolving document—laid the foundation for a government that has surpassed the founders' greatest hopes.
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The group of men who traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 had no idea what kind of history their meeting would make. Random House Trade. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. University of Arizona Press.
The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity
Lanahan Pub Inc. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. This collection continues to be the most comprehensive in coverage of the American political landscape, and source, the most diverse in authorship, topic, and the least expensive for students. Tracking provided on most orders. Random House Trade.
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The Word Made Flesh: An Overview of the Catholic Faith
A summary of the essentials of Catholic Christian faith for those without any sophisticated background in theology. Isbn13: 9780156028721. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ideal for use in adult education classes as well as high school classes. Random House Trade. Constitution. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
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Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated Voice of Witness
Constitution. Freed after seven years, she faces the daunting task of rebuilding her life from the ground up. Joseph amrine, who was sentenced to death for murder. Innocent, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, through a combination of all-too-common factors— overzealous prosecutors, but imprisoned—troubling stories of wrongful convictionSurviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, eyewitness misidentification—found themselves imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.
Random House Trade. University of Arizona Press. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Seventeen years later, when DNA evidence exonerated him, Amrine emerged from prison with nothing but the fourteen dollars in his inmate account. Isbn13: 9780156028721. Lanahan Pub Inc. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Condition: New. The stories these exonerated men and women tell are spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. Among the narrators:paul Terry, who spent twenty-seven years wrongfully imprisoned, and emerged psychologically devastated and barely able to communicate.