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Corwin and Peltason's Understanding the Constitution

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9780495007548

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2/13/2007
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Summary

For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has provided an accessible introduction to the document that defines and limits the powers of the United States and the rights of individuals. Thorough and precise, this textbook walks through, clause by clause, the entire Constitution, including all original articles and all subsequent amendments, and explains what the document says, as well as the key Supreme Court cases that define that part of the law. Updated thoroughly every three years, it includes the most recent developments in constitutional law.

Table of Contents

History and Context
Constitutional Backgrounds
The Constitution, American Politics, and the Development of American Constitutional Law
The Constitution Of 1787
The Preamble and Article I: The Legislative Branch
Article II: The Executive Branch
Article III: The Judiciary
Articles IV-VII
The Amendments
The Bill of Rights I: Protecting Individual Liberties
The Bill of Rights II: Procedural Boundaries
Clarifying and Modifying
The Reconstruction Amendments
The Progressive Era
1933 to 1992
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Credits
Index
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