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The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

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Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government.

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

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The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence by Jack N. Rakove Summary

Here in a newly annotated edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787–88), in which “We the People” forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our “political scriptures” and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary. In an introductory essay written for the general reader, Jack N. Rakove provides a narrative political account of how these documents came to be written. In his commentary on the Declaration of Independence, Rakove sets the historical context for a fuller appreciation of the important preamble and the list of charges leveled against the Crown. When he glosses the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the subsequent amendments, Rakove once again provides helpful historical background, targets language that has proven particularly difficult or controversial, and cites leading Supreme Court cases. A chronology of events provides a framework for understanding the road to Philadelphia. The general reader will not find a better, more helpful guide to our founding documents than Jack N. Rakove.

The Canadian Constitution

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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016 A new, expanded edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land. The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works, and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases. Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index so far to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.

The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

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No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether—we the people should read: The Constitution of the United States of America The Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments The Declaration of Independence The Articles of Confederation Take a moment or two to reflect on the words of our forefathers, as these are the documents that literally created America. The Constitution set up a system of government that remains centuries later. The eloquent words of The Declaration of Independence are an enduring statement of human rights. Written and signed by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other great lights of our historical past, these documents define our freedoms and promise us our futures. And while they are often quoted, they are seldom actually read. Here is an opportunity to reach a new audience, with a fresh design and the same inspiring words. This collection will be a welcome addition to any American who believes in the dream.

The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

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The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents by Stephen Brennan Summary

No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether— we the people should read: • The Constitution of the United States of America • The Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments • The Declaration of Independence • The Articles of Confederation Take a moment or two to reflect on the words of our forefathers, as these are the documents literally created America. The Constitution set up a system of government that remains centuries later. The eloquent words of The Declaration of Independence are an enduring statement of human rights. Written and signed by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other great lights of our historical past, these documents define our freedoms and promise us our futures. And while they are often quoted, they are seldom actually read. Here is an opportunity to reach a new audience, with a fresh design and the same inspiring words. This collection will be a welcome addition to any American who believes in the dream.

The Federalist Papers

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The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison Summary

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings

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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders' inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.

Documents of Freedom

Documents of Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gwenyth Swain
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What are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution? They're important documents that helped to shape our country. But what's the story behind how these documents were created? And what exactly do they say? Read this book to find out.

The Words That Made Us

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A history of the American Constitution's formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of thirty years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But ratification hardly ended the conversation. For the next half century, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions in the halls of government and in the pages of newspapers. Should the nation's borders be expanded? Should America allow slavery to spread westward? What rights should Indian nations hold? What was the proper role of the judicial branch? In The Words that Made Us, Akhil Reed Amar unites history and law in a vivid narrative of the biggest constitutional questions early Americans confronted, and he expertly assesses the answers they offered. His account of the document's origins and consolidation is a guide for anyone seeking to properly understand America's Constitution today.

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States

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The ideal introduction for students, aspiring citizens, and general readers to the documents that are as relevant today as when they were first drafted more than 200 years ago. In the years since their creation, the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1789) have come to be recognized as two of history’s most significant political documents. Yet, while they affect our everyday lives, too few of us are familiar with what they say. In this revised and updated edition, readers will find complete explanations of every section of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—its Preamble, main body, and amendments—so that readers may fully understand what they meant to our forefathers and what they mean to us today.

The New American Revolution

The New American Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kayleigh McEnany
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In this essential exploration of the American heartland, Kayleigh McEnany presents an eye-opening collection of interviews and stories about the powerful grassroots populist movement of frustrated Americans left behind by the government that changed the landscape of political campaigns forever Kayleigh McEnany spent months traveling throughout the United States, conducting interviews with citizens whose powerful and moving stories were forgotten or intentionally ignored by our leaders. Through candid, one-on-one conversations, they discussed their deeply personal stories and the issues that are most important to them, such as illegal immigration, safety from terrorist attacks, and religious freedom. The New American Revolution chronicles both the losses of these grassroots voters, as well as their ultimate victory in November 2016. Kayleigh also includes interviews with key figures within President Trump’s administration—including Ivanka Trump, Secretary Ben Carson, Jared Kushner, and many more—and their experiences on the road leading up to President Trump’s historic win. Kayleigh’s journey takes her from a family cabin in Ohio to the empty factories in Flint, Michigan, from sunny Florida to a Texas BBQ joint—and, of course, ends up at the White House. The collective grievance of the American electorate reveals a deep divide between leaders and citizens. During a time of stark political division, Kayleigh discovers a personal unity and common thread of humanity that binds us nevertheless. Through faith in God and unimaginable strength, these forgotten men and women have overcome, even when their leaders turned their heads. An insightful book about the triumph of this powerful movement, The New American Revolution is a potent testament to the importance of their message.

The Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. Abraham Lincoln's carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, was one of the greatest and most influential statements of national purpose. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens. Lincoln also redefined the Civil War as a struggle not just for the Union, but also for the principle of human equality. Beginning with the now-iconic phrase "Four score and seven years ago"—referring to the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776—Lincoln examined the founding principles of the United States as stated in the Declaration of Independence. In the context of the Civil War, Lincoln also memorialized the sacrifices of those who gave their lives at Gettysburg and extolled virtues for the listeners (and the nation) to ensure the survival of America's representative democracy: that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Despite the speech's prominent place in the history and popular culture of the United States, the exact wording and location of the speech are disputed. The five known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln's hand differ in a number of details, and also differ from contemporary newspaper reprints of the speech.

America's Founding Documents

America's Founding Documents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Jefferson,Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
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Soon after the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence from British rule and became the United States of America. The written word proved vital in shaping America's new identity, laying the groundwork for societal principles and political doctrine alike. From Thomas Jefferson and the members of the Second Continental Congress, to Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the authors of these documents had a profound and lasting effect on United States history. This collection includes unabridged versions of five famous and influential documents that helped to found a nation: the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1777), the United States Constitution (1787), the Federalist Papers (1787–1788), and the Bill of Rights (1791).

The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings

The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Founding Fathers
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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings is part of the Word Cloud Classics series and a collection of the crucial documents that established the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can study supplementary texts like the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, and even important speeches by early presidents. The Founding Fathers’ inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all included in these doctrines, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.

To Secure These Rights

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To Secure These Rights enters the fascinating--and often contentious--debate over constitutional interpretation. Scott Douglas Gerber here argues that the Constitution of the United States should be interpreted in light of the natural rights political philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and that the Supreme Court is the institution of American government that should be primarily responsible for identifying and applying that philosophy in American life. Importantly, the theory advanced in this book--what Gerber calls liberal originalism--is neither consistently liberal nor consistently conservative in the modern conception of those terms. Rather, the theory is liberal in the classic sense of viewing the basic purpose of government to be safeguarding the natural rights of individuals. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men. In essence, Gerber maintains that the Declaration articulates the philosophical ends of our nation and that the Constitution embodies the means to effectuate those ends. Gerber's analysis reveals that the Constitution cannot be properly understood without recourse to history, political philosophy, and law.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John R. Vile
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A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition by John R. Vile Summary

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments is designed to show students just how revolutionary the Constitution was—and how relevant it remains today. This seventh revised edition of the Companion begins by revisiting the key events leading to the Constitution's ratification, including the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, then explores the document article by article, amendment by amendment, to help readers better understand how each section of the document shapes the world we live in today. In addition, the Companion illuminates how new laws, political debates, and Supreme Court decisions are continually reshaping our understanding of the Constitution and its role in American life and society—including such essential and foundational elements of democracy as voting; elections; the peaceful transfer of power; equality before the law; civil rights and liberties; and the duties, responsibilities, and obligations of the nation's three branches of government.

The Three Documents That Made America

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For the first time ever, the complete founding documents of the United States of America are here in one unabridged recording-the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. Sam Fink, award-winning author of the highly acclaimed illustrated book of The Declaration of Independence, provides concise introductions.

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Grafton
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The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History by John Grafton Summary

Thirteen compelling and influential documents: Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, Washington's First Inaugural Address, The Monroe Doctrine, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, more.

American Treasures

American Treasures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Puleo
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On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place. American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire - from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII - crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy.

The Federalist Papers

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Considered to be perhaps the most significant America contribution to political thought, The Federalist Papers first appeared in New York newspapers in 1787 under the collective pseudonym of 'Publius'. The aim of the 85 essays was to support the ratification of America's new Constitution and they consisted of 175,000 words. This edition presents edited highlights in a sumptuous silk bound gift edition with decorative slipcase.

Civics 106

Civics 106 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger L. Kemp
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This volume contains all of the official documents that have formed the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Three basic documents led to the creation of the United Kingdom. They are the Magna Carta, the Petition of Rights, as well as the Bill of Rights. The documents approved before the U.S. Constitution was adopted included the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, and the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms. Then came the nation's Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States, as well as the Bill of Rights. Over the years, Other Amendments to the Constitution of the United States followed, including America's Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. All of these documents are included in this volume, as well as a chapter on the future of America's democratic form of government. England, many centuries ago, came to the new land, and created New England. This volume shows the documents that created England, the founding nation of the United States of America, as well as how New England was created and how it has evolved over the years.

The Difficulty of the Amendment Process of the Constitution of the United States of America and Freedom of Speech and its limits

The Difficulty of the Amendment Process of the Constitution of the United States of America and Freedom of Speech and its limits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renate Bagossy
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The Difficulty of the Amendment Process of the Constitution of the United States of America and Freedom of Speech and its limits by Renate Bagossy Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: The American Constitution: Past and Present, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: From the beginning on Americans have proclaimed liberty, have fought wars in its name have evaluated events and institutions and politics in the light of liberty. They were convinced that they are free people and they always wanted to serve as a model for the rest of the world. Besides the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, ratified on the 17th of September 1787, is the fundamental document that symbolizes this freedom and that serves as a legal basis of the juridical system of the United States. This original document does not include speech freedom and freedom of the press, which are two of the most important liberties a free nation should have. The Bill of Rights that includes these liberties was added later, as amendments to the original document. However, the Constitution and its amendments serve as more or less strict guidelines, as the text is not unambiguous. It is difficult to interpret the twisted language of it and as I will show in this work, the opinions reach from one extreme to the other. Justices of the Supreme Court play a leading role in interpreting the Constitution, therefore a lot of juridical cases deal directly or indirectly with the interpretation of the Constitution and are a subject of this term paper. In this term paper I am going to show how the original Constitution was finally ratified, and how difficult it is to change this document. The aim of the Framers was to make the changing of the Constitution as challenging as possible. The difficulty of the amendment process is explained with the help of an example; The Equal Rights Amendment. After discussing the basis of the amendment process I will analyze how freedom of speech and freedom of the press has been interpreted since the ratification of the Bill of Rights. I will explain that speech freedom does not mean unlimited freedom of speech, and will introduce cases that step by step show how complete freedom of speech was allowed or how for example the "clear and present danger test" and the "bad tendency test" limited it. Then I will go into further detail and examine cases that deal with slander, libel and obscenity, expressions that are not protected by the First Amendment. Discussing the interpretation of Freedom of Speech is a wide topic and I was forced to leave out some aspects. Sedition, criminal conduct such as bribery, pre jury, or incitement to riot does not or only partly form part of this term paper.

American Government: The Constitution of the U.S.A. Gr. 5-8

American Government: The Constitution of the U.S.A. Gr. 5-8 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brenda Rollins
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**This is the chapter slice "The Constitution of the U.S.A. Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "American Government"** Break down the complicated system that is the American government to discover how it all works. Our resource explores the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government to make it easier to understand. Learn what a government is, its roles, and why we need it. Recognize that there are several different kinds of government, like constitutional monarchy, dictatorship and representative democracy. Determine which kind of government embodies the United States. Find out the purpose of the Constitution and what rights citizens have within their government. Make a list of the main ideas for each of the amendments to the Bill of Rights. Move through the systems of government to discover how a bill becomes a law. Become the president and solve three problems your country is having. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

American Government: What Is Government? Gr. 5-8

American Government: What Is Government? Gr. 5-8 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brenda Rollins
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**This is the chapter slice "What Is Government? Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "American Government"** Break down the complicated system that is the American government to discover how it all works. Our resource explores the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government to make it easier to understand. Learn what a government is, its roles, and why we need it. Recognize that there are several different kinds of government, like constitutional monarchy, dictatorship and representative democracy. Determine which kind of government embodies the United States. Find out the purpose of the Constitution and what rights citizens have within their government. Make a list of the main ideas for each of the amendments to the Bill of Rights. Move through the systems of government to discover how a bill becomes a law. Become the president and solve three problems your country is having. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

The Everything U.S. Constitution Book

The Everything U.S. Constitution Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen M Kozak
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Debates over constitutional rights impact you every day as an American citizen. But do you know what the U.S. Constitution actually says? This accessible guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short, descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are then analyzed in depth to help you comprehend the basis of democracy. This valuable handbook covers: How the articles and amendments were drafted Insight into the intentions of the creators and the sources they used Controversial interpretations and Supreme Court decisions How the Constitution affects citizens every day The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and unratified Constitutional amendments This book walks you through the history of this essential document and shows how it has guided lawmakers and judges for more than 200 years. This unbiased look at the Constitution will help you feel confident in your knowledge of this all-important document, gain a firmer understanding of how our government works, and put context around today's most pressing issues.

The Foundation of one Nation: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, Federalist Papers & Common Sense

The Foundation of one Nation: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, Federalist Papers & Common Sense Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Paine,Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
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The Foundation of one Nation: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, Federalist Papers & Common Sense by Thomas Paine,Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay Summary

This meticulously edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Foundation of one Nation" is intended for all those who want to learn about the core of American democracy and its principles. It is comprised of the most important legal documents in early American history: United States Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Beside these landmark documents, through the words of Federalist Papers and Common Sense you will understand how American identity was shaped, what were the principles upon which the government of the United States was established.

Civics 105

Civics 105 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger L. Kemp
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Civics 105 by Roger L. Kemp Summary

This volume contains all of the official documents that have formed America's original government over the years, including how it has expanded the laws-of-the nation. This volume has been broken down into three sections for reference purposes. These include those documents approved before the U.S. Constitution, those documents that were approved after it was adopted, and a few recent significant documents that were approved in later years by the U.S. Congress. The documents approved before the U.S. Constitution was adopted included the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Order of Connecticut, the first state that had an approved State Constitution, the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, and the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Then came the nation's Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of Massachusetts, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States, as well as the Bill of Rights. Over the years, Other Amendments to the Constitution of the United States followed, including America's Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. All of these documents are included in this volume, as well as a chapter on the future of America's democratic form of government.

Liberty, State & Union

Liberty, State & Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luigi Marco Bassani
Editor: Mercer University Press
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Liberty, State & Union by Luigi Marco Bassani Summary

Thomas Jefferson--author of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat and president of the United States--is the most widely studied and genuinely representative Founding Father of his age. Bassani surveys Jefferson's views on the rights of man and state's rights — the core of all his political ideas. After careful examination of his political theory, Jefferson is recognized as a champion of limited government, natural rights and antagonism of the states towards interference by federal powers.

U.S. Constitution: Sign on the Dotted Line!

U.S. Constitution: Sign on the Dotted Line! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Marsh
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U.S. Constitution: Sign on the Dotted Line! by Carole Marsh Summary

The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. On the 25th day of May in the year 1787, a group of America's founding fathers walked up the steps of the State House in Philadelphia. They were enjoying the late-spring weather as the delegations from seven states arrived for the Federal Convention. The members of the Convention were there to amend the Articles of Confederation. But by mid-June, with discussions and debates in full swing in the summer heat, the men were growing hot under their powdered wigs and layers of colonial dress - and they had had enough of the Articles of Confederation! These great American patriots decided to throw the book out the window and draft an entirely new form of government - one which the world had never seen. And it's a good thing they did! In this book, kids will swelter in the heat and swat away the horseflies in the building now known as Independence Hall. They will debate with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin as they work through the summer to draft the most important document in the United States History: the Constitution for the United States of America! A partial list of the Table of Contents include: A Timeline of Events The U.S. Constitution What is the Constitution? Articles of Confederation Constitutional Convention The Great Compromise Slavery Ramble through the Preamble Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Bill of Rights Constitution Trivia And Much More!

Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution?

Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Candice Ransom
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Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution? by Candice Ransom Summary

In May 1787, men from all over the United States arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on serious business. Just eleven years earlier, colonial leaders had met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from Great Britain. But now the young country was in trouble. The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document—the Articles of Confederation—was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new document, the U.S. Constitution. The Convention became a turning point in American history. But what were the new country’s problems? Who came up with the solutions? How did the states work out disagreements to create a new system of government? Discover the facts about the 1787 Convention and the writing of the Constitution.

Founding Documents of America: Documents Decoded

Founding Documents of America: Documents Decoded Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John R. Vile
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Founding Documents of America: Documents Decoded by John R. Vile Summary

Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition. • Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Provides expert commentary on—and clarification of—complex and difficult-to-comprehend passages • Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level • Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation

The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Marsh
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The U.S. Constitution by Carole Marsh Summary

On the 25th day of May in the 1787, a group of America's founding father's walked up the steps of the steps of the State House in Philadelphia. They were enjoying the late-spring weather as the delegations from seven states arrived for the Federal Convention ... These great Americans decided to throw the book out the window and draft an entirely new form of government ... they worked through the summer to draft the most important document in United states history; the Constitution for the United States of America.

The Debate on the Constitution Part 1: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches

The Debate on the Constitution Part 1: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various
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The Debate on the Constitution Part 1: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches by Various Summary

Here, on a scale unmatched by any previous collection, is the extraordinary energy and eloquence of our first national political campaign: During the secret proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers created a fundamentally new national plan to replace the Articles of Confederation and then submitted it to conventions in each state for ratification. Immediately, a fierce storm of argument broke. Federalist supporters, Antifederalist opponents, and seekers of a middle ground strove to balance public order and personal liberty as they praised, condemned, challenged, and analyzed the new Constitution Gathering hundreds of original texts by Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Patrick Henry—as well as many others less well known today—this unrivaled collection allows readers to experience firsthand the intense year-long struggle that created what remains the world’s oldest working national charter. Assembled here in chronological order are hundreds of newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and private letters written or delivered in the aftermath of the Constitutional Convention. Along with familiar figures like Franklin, Madison, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, and Washington, scores of less famous citizens are represented, all speaking clearly and passionately about government. The most famous writings of the ratification struggle — the Federalist essays of Hamilton and Madison — are placed in their original context, alongside the arguments of able antagonists, such as "Brutus" and the "Federal Farmer." Part One includes press polemics and private commentaries from September1787 to January 1788. That autumn, powerful arguments were made against the new charter by Virginian George Mason and the still-unidentified "Federal Farmer," while in New York newspapers, the Federalist essays initiated a brilliant defense. Dozens of speeches from the state ratifying conventions show how the "draft of a plan, nothing but a dead letter," in Madison's words, had "life and validity...breathed into it by the voice of the people." Included are the conventions in Pennsylvania, where James Wilson confronted the democratic skepticism of those representing the western frontier, and in Massachusetts, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams forged a crucial compromise that saved the country from years of political convulsion. Informative notes, biographical profiles of all writers, speakers, and recipients, and a detailed chronology of relevant events from 1774 to 1804 provide fascinating background. A general index allows readers to follow specific topics, and an appendix includes the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution (with all amendments).

The Federalist Papers (Including Declaration of Independence & United States Constitution)

The Federalist Papers (Including Declaration of Independence & United States Constitution) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
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The Federalist Papers (Including Declaration of Independence & United States Constitution) by Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay Summary

The Federalist Papers, originally written and published during 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers, intended to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. They were widely read and respected for their masterly analysis and interpretation of the Constitution and constitutional principles upon which the government of the United States was established. This influential collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay remains to this day a treasured historical document for anyone who wants to understand the U.S. Constitution.

How to Save the Constitution

How to Save the Constitution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul B. Skousen,W. Cleon Skousen
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How to Save the Constitution by Paul B. Skousen,W. Cleon Skousen Summary

Our Founding Fathers’ vision for America is under attack—and you can save it. America is a nation unique in the world, a government born under the radical idea of working for the people—not just for a powerful few. Our blueprint? The U.S. Constitution, a brilliant framework of common-sense rules necessary for self-governance. It works no matter which political party is in power. But for more than 150 years, the moral code upon which the Constitution was built has suffered neglect and decay. Millions of Americans have watched this unraveling and longed for a way to stop it. Now that way is here. Follow bestselling authors Paul B. Skousen and Cleon W. Skousen (The Naked Communist) as they guide you through the Constitution, the ways in which its core tenets are faltering, and the direct path necessary to restore them. Along the way, you’ll find review questions and memory tricks to familiarize yourself with the crucial pillars of the American republic, such as the Framers’ 28 great ideas for true liberty, the role of personal responsibility, and the basics of “People’s Law.” How to Save the Constitution is for those who know the United States is in trouble and want to help before it’s too late. Saving our Constitution is the greatest gift this generation could possibly give to the next. Let’s get started! Praise for How to Save the Constitution "It serves as an important foundation piece: a starting point providing a simple overview of the reasons, principles, importance, and ideas of a sound democratic government." —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review "I feel this work would prove an excellent resource in current governmental and political debates in universities and classrooms, particularly for its strict attention to detail in the original historical intentions of the development of policy and law for the independent United States of America."—K.C. Finn, editor, Readers' Favorite

The Constitution in Exile

The Constitution in Exile Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew P. Napolitano
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The Constitution in Exile by Andrew P. Napolitano Summary

What ever happened to our inalienable rights? The Constitution was once the bedrock of our country, an unpretentious parchment that boldly established the God-given rights and freedoms of America. Today that parchment has been shred to ribbons, explains Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, as the federal government trounces state and individual rights and expands its reach far beyond what the Framers intended. An important follow-up to Judge Napolitano's best-selling Constitutional Chaos, this book shows with no-nonsense clarity how Congress has "purchased" regulations by bribing states and explains how the Supreme Court has devised historically inaccurate, logically inconsistent, and even laughable justifications to approve what Congress has done. It's an exciting excursion into the dark corners of the law, showing how do-gooders, busybodies, and control freaks in government disregard the limitations imposed upon Congress by the Constitution and enact laws, illegal and unnatural, in virtually every area of human endeavor. Praise for The Constitution in Exile from Left, Right, and Center "Does anyone understand the vision of America's founding fathers? The courts and Congress apparently don't have a clue. But Judge Andrew P. Napolitano does, and so will you, if you read The Constitution in Exile."-BILL O'REILLY "Whatever happened to states rights, limited government, and natural law? Judge Napolitano, in his own inimitable style, takes us on a fascinating tour of the destruction of constitutional government. If you want to know how the federal government got so big and fat, read this book. Agree or disagree, this book will make you think."-SEAN HANNITY "In all of the American media, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the most persistent, uncompromising guardian of both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, very much including the Bill of Rights. Increasingly, our Constitution is in clear and present danger. Judge Napolitano--in The Constitution in Exile--has challenged all Americans across party lines to learn the extent of this constitutional crisis." -NAT HENTOFF "Judge Napolitano engages here in what I do every day on my program-make you think. There's no question that potential Supreme Court nominees and what our Constitution says and doesn't say played a major role for many voters in our last couple of elections. What the judge does here is detail why the federal government claims it can regulate as well as tax everything in sight as it grows and grows. Agree or disagree with him-you need to read his latest book, think, and begin to arm yourself as you enter this important debate." -RUSH LIMBAUGH "At a time when we are, in Benjamin Franklin's words, sacrificing essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, here comes the judge with what should be mandatory reading for the executive branch cronies who are busy stealing power while they think we're not watching. Thank goodness the judge is watching and speaking truth to power. More than a book, this is an emergency call to philosophical arms, one we must heed before it's too late." -ALAN COLMES

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