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Overview

This text successfully uses a host of techniques to help students learn about the complex subject of constitutional law at a level that college students can understand. Lists of key terms, related Websites, practice questions and further readings combine with visual aids, chapter connectors and more to assist students in developing a basic yet valuable understanding of constitutional law. The historical timeline and constitutional summary give students a sense for the big picture as they read individual chapters. And the discussions and supporting material are presented in a very reader-friendly format, keeping the students from struggling through legal-ese.

John D. DeLeo Jr., B.A. PS; J.D. from Loyola Univ of New Orleans School of Law

Professor, Central Pennsylvania College; B.A. in Political Science; J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law
  • Visual aids/ models help students grasp concepts
  • the constitutional timeline gives students historical perspective and the constitutional summary gives them an overall picture
  • The constitutional organizer and connectors help link the subject matter of one chapter to that of another and provide a sense of clarity
  • Chapter objectives give the students a sense for what they should learn from each section
  • Material tailored to undergraduates keeps the students from becoming overwhelmed by the content
Chapter 1: The United States under the Articles of Confederation
Chapter 2: Madison Democracy and the Structure of the Constitution
Chapter 3: Legislative Branch Article I of the Constitution
Chapter 4: Executive Branch Article II of the Constitution and Separation of Powers
Chapter 5: Judicial Branch Article III of the Constitution
Chapter 6: Federalism Component II of Madisonian Democracy
Chapter 7: Commerce Power
Chapter 8: Guarantees of Rights and Protections of Rights by Judicial Review
Chapter 9: The Constitution and Criminal Justice
Chapter 10: Substantive Due Process
Chapter 11: Privacy and Abortion
Chapter 12: Equal Protection
Chapter 13: Struggle for Equality
Chapter 14: First Amendment Rights

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  • ISBN-10: 1401852394
  • ISBN-13: 9781401852399
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

The Student's Guide to Understanding Constitutional Law

ISBN: 9781401852399
This text successfully uses a host of techniques to help students learn about the complex subject of constitutional law at a level that college students can understand. Lists of key terms, related Websites, practice questions and further readings combine with visual aids, chapter connectors and more to assist students in developing a basic yet valuable understanding of constitutional law. The historical timeline and constitutional summary give students a sense for the big picture as they read individual chapters. And the discussions and supporting material are presented in a very reader-friendly format, keeping the students from struggling through legal-ese.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401852405

Online Resource

ISBN: 9781401852412

FOR STUDENTS

The Student's Guide to Understanding Constitutional Law

ISBN: 9781401852399
When it comes to the complex subject of constitutional law, this publication does an excellent job at assisting the reader in learning the basics. Readers get an historical perspective, thanks to the constitutional timeline, and they can keep an eye on the big picture while reading individual chapters, using the constitutional summary. Connectors and organizers help link the subject of one chapter to another, and visual aides/models make complicated concepts easier to grasp. This popular publication is a valuable guide to understanding how the Constitution works.

Online Resource

ISBN: 9781401852412