Constitutional Amendments, 1789 to the Present

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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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Im doing an NHD project for school on the Tinker vs. Des Moines debate... 1st Ammendment Rights : Do they apply to Students?
I used this book to retrieve information regarding the 1st ammendment
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Contents

Preface
xiii
Illustration Credits
xxi
First AmendmentReligion and Expression
3
Second AmendmentBearing Arms
37
Third AmendmentQuartering Soldiers
59
Fourth AmendmentSearch and Seizure
67
Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
123
Eleventh AmendmentSuits Against States
241
Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
289
Terms of the President Vice President
449
Twentythird Amendment
501
Twentyfourth Amendment
515
Twentyfifth Amendment
533
Reduction of Voting Age Qualification
567
Appendices
617
Copyright

Twelfth AmendmentElection of President
267

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