U.S. Constitution For Dummies
An in-depth look at the defining document of America
Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This plain-English guide walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents and sparked ongoing debates. You'll understand all the big issues — from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights — that continue to affect Americans' daily lives.
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Securing unalienable Rights
Debating theConstitution Listing Some Sources of Confusion Discarding OutOfDate Ideas?
Scrutinizing Sovereignty Who Rules America?
Federalism Forming Oneout of Many Tracing the Origins of U S Federalism
The First Amendment Freedom of Religion Speech and Assembly
Individual versus State Rights Breaking Down the Amendments Clauses Understanding the states rights interpretation
The Third and Fourth Amendments Protecting Citizens from Government Forces
Dealing with Justice and Individual Rights The Sixth through Eighth Amendments
The Ninthand Tenth Amendments Leaving Things Up to the People and States
Addressing Liberties and Modifying the Government More
The Fourteenth Amendment Ensuring Equal Protection
Separation ofPowers ToEachHis
How the CommerceClauseWas Born Interpreting the Commerce Clause
Tracing the Changing Meaning of the Commerce Clause Protecting freedom of contract
Looking at the Role of Commander in Chief
Unmasking theimperial presidency
DuringGood Behaviour The Judicial System
Youre Fired Investigating the Impeachment Process
Achieving Equal Justice Under Law Or
Starts Stopsand Clarifications Amendments since 1870
The Part of Tens Chapter 23Ten Landmark Constitutional Cases
Is the Constitution Outdated?
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