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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 31 August 2010
  • ISBN : 9781101459003
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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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

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The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • ISBN : 9781101459003
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

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

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781101603680
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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

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781101603710
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A selection of the landmark Supreme Court decisions that have shaped American society 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, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.

American Political Speeches

American Political Speeches
  • Author : Terry Golway,Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781101603673
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A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history 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,

Plain, Honest Men

Plain, Honest Men
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781588367266
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In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Distinguished historian Richard Beeman captures as never before the dynamic of the debate and the characters of the men who labored that historic summer. Virtually all of the issues in dispute—the extent of presidential power, the nature of federalism, and, most explosive of all, the role of slavery—have continued to provoke conflict throughout our nation's history. This unprecedented book

A Guide to the United States Constitution

A Guide to the United States Constitution
  • Author : Erin Ackerman,Benjamin Ginsberg
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2018-10-05
  • ISBN : 039366466X
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Expertly guides readers through the Constitution and its twenty-seven amendments

The Everything U.S. Constitution Book

The Everything U.S. Constitution Book
  • Author : Ellen M Kozak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781440525612
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Debates over constitutional rights impact you every day as an American citizen. But do you know what the U.S. Constitution actually says? This accessible guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short, descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are then analyzed in depth to help you comprehend the basis of democracy. This valuable handbook covers: How the articles and amendments were drafted Insight into the intentions of the creators and the sources they used Controversial interpretations

Lincoln Speeches

Lincoln Speeches
  • Author : Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781101603703
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The defining rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln – politician, president, and emancipator 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

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781528785877
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write

The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution
  • Author : Ray Raphael
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780525562917
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Politicians come and go, but the Constitution stands as the supreme law of the land. Setting forth the workings of our democracy, it is the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, civil liberties, and war. In this indispensable edition, acclaimed historian and Constitutional expert Ray Raphael guides us through the origins, impact, and current relevance of the original text and all twenty-seven amendments. Here

The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
  • Author : Jack N Rakove
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780674054479
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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

The US Constitution and Other Writings by the Founding Fathers

The US Constitution and Other Writings by the Founding Fathers
  • Author : Editors of Rock Point
  • Publisher : Rock Point Gift & Stationery
  • Release Date : 2022-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781631067860
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The Constitution of the United States of America and Other Writings of the Founding Fathers is an elegantly presented collection of the US Constitution and other significant documents and writings from America's founding.

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America
  • Author : Mark Tushnet
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781509901760
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This is the second edition of Professor Tushnet's short critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around wo themes: first, the US Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. Second, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, icluding political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Deploying these themes to examine the structure f

Free Speech

Free Speech
  • Author : Corey Brettschneider
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780525506836
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Speech is the life blood of democracy, but only if we understand its true meaning, and its role in sustaining our government. Key texts from the U.S. Supreme Court, John Stuart Mill, Alexander Meiklejohn, Ida B. Wells and Charles Lawrence illuminate the immediate questions and pressing issues of free speech. A Penguin Classic With the Penguin Liberty series by Penguin Classics, we look to the U.S. Constitution’s text and values, as well as to American history and

Abraham Lincoln's Speeches

Abraham Lincoln's Speeches
  • Author : Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1896
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101067879047
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