Constitutional Amendments, 1789 to the Present
Kris E. Palmer
Gale Group, 2000 - Law - 716 pages
While there are several references that deal with the American Constitution as a whole or the Bill of Rights, none offer researchers background and detail specifically related to amendments to the Constitution. The Constitutional Amendments remedies that situation by offering users a single source on the history and significance of all 27 amendments as well as those proposed but unratified. Arranged by amendment, each chapter includes the full text of the amendment as well as an original essay on the social and political contexts in which it originated. This is followed by chronological coverage of the significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial or legislative actions relating specifically to its implementation and interpretation. Other features include a guest foreword, a separate chapter on unratified amendments, general bibliography, a chronology, subject index, case index, glossary, an appendix presenting the full text of the Constitution and 100 illustrations.
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First AmendmentReligion and Expression
Second AmendmentBearing Arms
Third AmendmentQuartering Soldiers
Fourth AmendmentSearch and Seizure
Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
Eleventh AmendmentSuits Against States
Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
Terms of the President Vice President
Reduction of Voting Age Qualification
Twelfth AmendmentElection of President