eBook The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307559
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307555
  • DDC: 342.7302
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Although one of the shortest written constitutions in the world, the U.S. Constitution, designed to embody the rights, laws, and guiding principles of a diverse and ever-changing populace, remains an enduring document. Since its ratification in 1787, the Constitution has been applied to a broad range of legal and political questions and, while often the subject of much debate, continues to serve as a stalwart reminder of the country’s social and legal strides. This detailed volume breaks down each section of the Constitution and its amendments, also providing a concise overview of the field of constitutional law as it is applied around the world and in various forms of government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Constitution of the United States.
2: The Constitutional Convention.
3: Provisions of the Constitution.
4: Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights.
5: The Fourteenth Amendment: Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses.
6: The Bill of Rights.
7: First Amendment.
8: Government Actions Subject to the First Amendment.
9: Freedoms of Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition.
10: Permissible Restrictions on Expression.
11: Free Exercise of Religion.
12: The Establishment Clause.
13: Second Amendment.
14: Supreme Court Interpretations.
15: Origins and Historical Antecedents.
16: Third Amendment.
17: Fourth Amendment.
18: Fifth Amendment.
19: Grand Juries.
20: Double Jeopardy.
21: Self-Incrimination.
22: Due Process.
23: Takings.
24: Sixth Amendment.
25: Seventh Amendment.
26: Eighth Amendment.
27: Ninth Amendment.
28: Tenth Amendment.
29: The Eleventh through Twenty-Seventh Amendments.
30: Eleventh Amendment.
31: Twelfth Amendment.
32: Thirteenth Amendment.
33: Fourteenth Amendment.
34: Fifteenth Amendment.
35: Sixteenth Amendment.
36: Seventeenth Amendment.
37: Eighteenth Amendment.
38: Nineteenth Amendment.
39: Twentieth Amendment.
40: Twenty-First Amendment.
41: Twenty-Second Amendment.
42: Twenty-Third Amendment.
43: Twenty-Fourth Amendment.
44: Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
45: Twenty-Sixth Amendment.
46: Twenty-Seventh Amendment.
47: Constitutional Law.
48: The Nature of Constitutional Law.
49: Characteristics of Constitutions.
50: Unitary and Federal Systems.
51: Federal and Semifederal States.
52: Unitary States.
53: International Unions of States.
54: Executives and Legislatures.
55: Monarchical Systems.
56: Presidential Systems.
57: Parliamentary Systems.
58: Other Systems.
59: Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures.
60: Judicial Review.
Appendix: Text of the U.S. Constitution.
Constitution of the United States (1787).
Article I.
Article II.
Article III.
Article IV.
Article V.
Article VI.
Article VII.