eBook The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution, 1st Edition

  • Timothy Harper
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  • ISBN-10: 143629424X
  • ISBN-13: 9781436294249
  • DDC: 342.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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The "living" document that changed the world. One of the most revered, imitated, and controversial government documents in the world, the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation for the American government and shapes the lives of Americans every day. But how many know its history and the impact it's had on American laws and practices throughout history? This guide serves as the most current and accessible handbook to this all-important document.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
1: Birth of the Constitution.
2: Articles I–III: Separation of Powers.
3: Articles IV–VII: Making the Federal System Work.
4: The First Amendment: Freedom of Expression.
5: Second and Third Amendments: Arms and Armies.
6: The Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable Searches and Seizures.
7: The Fifth Amendment: Due Process.
8: The Sixth and Seventh Amendments: Fair Trials.
9: The Eighth Amendment: Bail and Punishment.
10: The Ninth through Twelfth Amendments: The Political System.
11: The Thirteenth through Fifteenth Amendments: Civil Rights.
12: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments: Taxes and Senators.
13: The Eighteenth and Twenty-First Amendments: Prohibition and Repeal.
14: The Nineteenth Amendment: Women’s Suffrage.
15: The Twentieth and Twenty-Second through Twenty-Seventh Amendments.
16: The ERA and Other Failed Amendments.
17: The Future of the Constitution.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources.