A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Law - 327 pages
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Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of its splendor and subtlety, this book introduces key events of the founding era, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution and its amendments are explored section by section, along with pertinent historical events, laws, and cases.
 

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Contents

The Legislative Branch
23
The Executive Branch
63
The Judicial Branch
85
The Federal System
101
The Amending Provision and Miscellaneous Matters
111
Chapter 7 The Bill of RightsThe First Three Amendments
123
Chapter 8 The Bill of Rights and the Rights of the AccusedAmendments 47
151
Chapter 9 The Bill of Rights and Contemporaneous AmendmentsAmendments 812
167
Chapter 11 The Progressive Era AmendmentsAmendments 1619
203
Chapter 12 The Recent AmendmentsAmendments 2027
211
Fifty Leading Cases
223
Glossary
231
Highlights of Constitutional History
253
US Supreme Court Justices
265
Appendices
269
Index
307

Chapter 10 The PostCivil War AmendmentsAmendments 1315
183

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