Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2010, 1st Edition

  • John R. Vile
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  • ISBN-10: 1598843176
  • ISBN-13: 9781598843170
  • DDC: 342.7303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

This book offers a set of alphabetically organized entries designed as a one-stop resource for high school and college students, members of the general public, and scholars interested in the numerous proposals that individuals have introduced to amend the U.S. Constitution.

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the U.S. Constitution is that it outlines a process for changing it.

Throughout the nation's history, only 27 out of roughly 12,000 proposed amendments have been adopted. As this new edition of the authoritative reference demonstrates, modifying the Constitution is not a thing of the past, as Congress today considers a variety of proposals for new amendments.With over 500 alphabetically organized entries, the Encyclopedia tells the whole story of constitutional amendments: the rigorous ratification process, the significance of the 27 amendments that made it into the Constitution, and the notable and sometimes preposterous topics of the thousands that did not. The third edition offers a new preface, updated research throughout, and over 75 new entries, including discussions of amendments currently under consideration, such as proposals to ban burning the U.S. flag, legalize school prayer, and compel the federal government to balance the budget.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
A to Z List of Entries.
Foreword.
About this Edition.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Abington v. Schempp (1963).
2: Abolitionists.
3: Abortion.
4: Ackerman, Bruce (1943–).
5: Adams, A. R..
6: Adams, Frederick Upham (1859–1921).
7: Adamson v. California (1947).
8: Affirmative Action.
9: Agar, Herbert (1897–1980).
10: Agriculture.
11: Air Force.
12: Albany Plan of Union.
13: Alcoholic Prohibition.
14: Aliens.
15: Alternative U.S. Constitutions, Proposed.
16: Amar, Akhil Reed (1958–).
17: Amending Process.
18: Amending Process, Proposals for Changing.
19: Amendment, Definition.
20: Ames, Herman (1865–1935).
21: Annapolis Convention.
22: Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820–1906).
23: Antieau, Chester (1913–).
24: Anti-Federalists.
25: Antimiscegenation Laws.
26: Antipolygamy Laws.
27: Anti-Saloon League.
28: Appropriateness of Amendments.
29: Archivist of the United States.
30: Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
31: Articles of Confederation.
32: Association, Freedom of.
33: Attorney General.
34: Bacon, Selden (1861–1946).
35: Bailey, Martin J. (1927–2000).
36: Baker v. Carr (1962).
37: Balanced Budget Amendment.
38: Baldwin, Leland (1897–1981).
39: Banking.
40: Bankruptcy.
41: Barron v. Baltimore (1833).
42: Beasley, Robert E. (Dates Unknown).
43: Becker, Theodore L. (1932–).
44: Bible Reading in Schools.
45: Bill of Responsibilities.
46: Bill of Rights.
47: Bingham, John A. (1815–1900).
48: Birthright Citizenship Amendment.
49: Black, Hugo Lafayette (1886–1971).
50: Black Panthers.
51: Blaine Amendment.
52: Boehner v. Anderson.
53: Boerne, City of v. Flores (1997).
54: Boundary, U.S. and Canada.
55: Bricker Amendment.
56: Brown, John (1800–1859).
57: Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
58: Busing.
59: Cabinet.
60: Calhoun, John C. (1782–1850).
61: Campaign Contributions and Expenditures.
62: Capital Punishment.
63: Cascot System for Social Control of Technology.
64: Catt, Carrie Lane Chapman (1859–1947).
65: Census.
66: Chandler v. Wise (1939).
67: Child Labor Amendment.
68: Chisholm v. Georgia (1793).
69: Christian Amendment.
70: Church, Joseph (1918–).
71: Citizens for the Constitution, the Constitutional Amendment Initiative.
72: Citizenship, Definition of.
73: Citizenship, Dual.
74: Citizenship, Loss of.
75: Citizenship, Officeholding Rights.
76: Civil Rights Cases (1883).
77: Civil Service Reform.
78: Claims Against the United States.
79: Clark, Walter (1846–1924).
80: Clinton v. City of New York (1998).
81: Coercive Use of Federal Funds.
82: Coleman, Charles H. (1900–1971).
83: Coleman v. Miller (1939).
84: Colonial Charters.
85: Committee on the Constitutional System.
86: Communism.
87: Concurrent Powers.
88: Confederate Debt.
89: Confederate States of America, Constitution of.
90: Confessions.
91: Congress, Age of Members.
92: Congress, Attendance of Members.
93: Congress, Commerce Powers.
94: Congress, Committee Composition.
95: Congress, District Representation.
96: Congress, Emergency Functioning.
97: Congress, Filibusters in Senate.
98: Congress, Immunity of Members.
99: Congress, Legislative Veto.
100: Congress, Members' Eligibility for Other Offices.
101: Congress, Overriding Judicial Decisions.
102: Congress, Powers of.
103: Congress, Private Bills.
104: Congress, Quorum.
105: Congress, Recall of Members.
106: Congress, Representation in.
107: Congress, Senate Representation.
108: Congress, Size of.
109: Congress, Special Elections.
110: Congress, Taxation by.
111: Congress, Term Lengths.
112: Congress, Term Limits.
113: Congress, Truth-in-Legislation.
114: Congress, Vacancies in.
115: Consensus and the Amending Process.
116: Constituent Instructions for Amending Constitutions.
117: Constitution-21.
118: Constitutional Amendments, Limits on.
119: Constitutional Commissions.
120: Constitutional Convention of 1787.
121: Constitutional Conventions.
122: Constitutional Interpretation.
123: Constitutions, Proposed New U.S..
124: Contract with America.
125: Contracts Clause.
126: Cook v. Gralike (2001).
127: Corporations.
128: Corwin Amendment.
129: Cost-of-Living Adjustments.
130: Council of Censors.
131: Council of Revision.
132: Council of State Governments.
133: Court of Generations Amendment.
134: Court of the Union.
135: Court-Packing Plan.
136: Courts.
137: Cram, Ralph (1863–1942).
138: Criminals, Early Release.
139: Critical Elections.
140: Crittenden Compromise.
141: Croly, Herbert (1870–1930).
142: Cultural and Linguistic Rights.
143: Cummings, Richard (1938–).
144: Currency.
145: Customs and Usages.
146: Cutler, Lloyd N. (1917–2005).
147: Davidson, Jim.
148: Declaration of Independence.
149: Defamation.
150: Deliberation and the Amending Process.
151: Democracy and Constitutional Amendments.
152: Derogatory Material, Teaching of.
153: Dillon, Conley (1906–1987).
154: Dillon v. Gloss (1921).
155: Direct Democracy.
156: Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896–1969).
157: District of Columbia, Representation for.
158: Divided Government.
159: Dodd, Walter F. (1880–1960).
160: Dodge v. Woolsey (1856).
161: Dolbeare, Kenneth (1930–), and Janette Hubbell (1948–).
162: Domestic Violence, Protection Against.
163: Double Jeopardy.
164: Douglass, Frederick (1817–1895).
165: Dueling.
166: Durst, Jack.
167: Duties.
168: Dyer v. Blair (1975).
169: Education, Establishment of a National University.
170: Education, Right to.
171: Eighteenth Amendment.
172: Eighth Amendment.
173: Eiselen, Malcolm R. (1902–1965).
174: Elections, Dates of.
175: Elections, Disputed.
176: Elections, Primary.
177: Electoral College Reform.
178: Eleventh Amendment.
179: Elliott, William Yandell (1896–1979).
180: Ellis, Frederick, and Carl Frederick.
181: Emancipation Proclamation.
182: Embargoes, Arms, Loans, and Foreign Aid.
183: Embargoes, Trade.
184: Emergency, National.
185: Employment Opportunity.
186: Enforcement Clauses in Amendments.
187: Engel v. Vitale (1962).
188: English Bill of Rights.
189: English Language Amendment.