A Detailed Analysis of the Constitution

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Political Science - 167 pages
The Constitution of the United States and its amendments are clearly explained phrase-by-phrase in this revised edition. Through instantaneous communication by audio and visual mass media, contemporary American society is constantly made aware of the vital impact of the national Constitution and its interpretations with regard to political, economic, and social issues. This concise analysis of the meaning of the Constitution, with expositions of the history and principles of constitutionalism, should provide better understanding of and respect for the basic law of the land. Intended to supplement standard texts in history and government and to serve as a reference for all interested citizens.
 

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Contents

Making the United States Constitution
1
Fundamental Principles in our Constitution
11
How to Understand our Constitutional System
19
The United States Constitution
25
The Amendments
93
Relations between the Nation and the States
147
Index
157
About the Author
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Edward F. Cooke is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh

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