Author: George Bancroft
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2000-05
Bancroft, George. History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Second Edition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Two volumes. xxiv, 520; xiv,501 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23946. ISBN 1-58477-002-3. Cloth. $175. * Traces the formation of the federal constitution from its origin to the inauguration of Washington, with an extensive appendix of letters and papers illustrating the formation of the constitution.
Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-08-27
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 the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way he US constitutional system has developed and what it means today.
Author: United States
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Constitutional law
House Document 110-50. Presented by Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania. July 20, 2007. Printed pursuant to H. Con. Res. 139. Includes a historical note. 110th Congress, 1st Session. Item 1004-E. Other related products: The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, 2008 Supplement, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 26, 2008 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01489-6 Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, 2010 Supplement, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States can be found here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01543-4 The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation, Centennial Edition, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 28, 2012 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01561-2 The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation 2014 Supplement: Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court to July 1, 2014 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01574-4
The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Consitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Political Science
Presented here for the first time in one volume are the three founding documents of the United States and another that altered and divided the Union for a brief moment in history. Declaration of Independence: Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, this may be the most famous angry letter in history. Written by Thomas Jefferson and addressed to King George III of England, it lays out the grievances of the king's 13 colonies in North America, and announces that those colonies were now free of English rule. By 1783, after a long, bloody, and expensive war, that freedom became a reality. Articles of Confederation: Soon after independence from England was declared, the Second Continental Congress instituted this first organizing document of the new United States, which was ratified in March 1781. A compromise between those delegates who wanted a strong central government and those who demanded that the states be sovereign, its shortcomings became obvious during the war--such as the fact that the central government had no power to collect taxes or even to enforce requests for funds from the states, which led to a perpetually underfunded revolution against England. United States Constitution: This document replaced the Articles of Confederation on June 21, 1788. One of the most influential works of political philosophy and practicality ever written, it is the oldest national constitution still in use today, and continues to inspire freedom-loving peoples around the world. Its three-pronged system of government--balancing power among legislative, judicial, and executive branches--was groundbreaking. But it failed to address one issue, slavery, that would come to a head a century later. Constitution of the Confederate States: This 1861 document organized the new nation created by the seceding slave states. While quite similar in many ways to the U.S. Constitution, it includes more references to God and religion and more emphasis on state sovereignty, offers specific clauses that seek to limit the influence of big business on politics, and codifies the right to own "negro slaves."Together, these four documents offer a firsthand perspective on the political history of the United States.