The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101459003
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Political Science

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

Lincoln Speeches

Author: Abraham Lincoln
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143121985
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Collects some of the sixteenth president's best speeches, including the renowned Gettysburg Address.

Pocket Constitution of the United States of America

Author: The Continental Congress
ISBN: 0997848480
Release Date: 2016-07-20

This unannotated and unabridged Pocket Constitution is certified as true and accurate. This 46-page 4x6-in. book contains nothing but original text of the Constitution. The Bill of Rights and other amendments (11 through 27) follow. Nothing else.This is the true U.S. Constitution with no quotes or annotations and is certified as such by attorney Mike Arnold of Arnold Law in Eugene, Oregon, who represented Ammon Bundy in the aftermath of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation (also known as the Oregon Standoff). The pocket constitution carried by the government protesters in Nevada at the Bundy Ranch near Bunkerville and in Harney County, Oregon, has been unfairly criticized as being an abridged or annotated constitution, which it isn't. It only contains the text of the Constitution preceded by some select quotes of Founders. Our Pocket Constitution contains no extraneous quotes. Only original text.No politics. No agendas. All original text.On the front page is a photo of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. His contribution to the Federalist Papers was instrumental in crafting this time-honored document.The price is kept as low as possible. Any net proceeds, if any, will go to Oregon schools.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

Author: David F. Forte
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621573524
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Political Science

A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning. In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution. From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution's true meaning for our nation

Thomas Jefferson

Author: R. B. Bernstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195181302
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A short biography of Thomas Jefferson covers such topics as his life as a Virginia gentleman, his passionate belief in democracy, his defense of slavery, his relationship with Sally Hemings, and his contributions to America as a writer, inventor, and party leader.

The New Jersey State Constitution

Author: Robert F. Williams
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813524997
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

This comprehensive reference guide provides an in-depth study of New Jersey's constitution. The year 1997 marks the fiftieth anniversary of New Jerseys wellregarded state constitution. State constitutions, although the highest source of law within a state, are not well understood by citizens, government officials, historians, political scientists, lawyers, or even judges. This book is the first single volume to combine a detailed review of New Jersey's constitutional history and analysis of each section of the current constitution. It is the standard work on New Jersey constitutional development and law. Divided into two parts, the book first covers the historical development of the constitutions of 1776, 1844, the Constitutional Commission of 1873, and the current constitution written in 1947. It then traces the origins and major judicial interpretations of each section of the present-day constitution. It concludes with an exhaustive bibliographical essay which organizes the most complete listing of primary and secondary sources to date.

The Constitutional Convention

Author: James Madison
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307789204
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Genre: History

In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats–without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world’s greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed. Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee.Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone. Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes–plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times–here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes. This Modern Library Paperback Classic also includes an Introduction and appendices from the authors. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sovereign Duty

Author: KrisAnne Hall
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499121148
Release Date: 2014-04-11

Every single branch of the United States government, regardless of the party in control, has failed us and has failed its duty to uphold the Constitution. So where do we go? Where does the solution lie? Certainly there is no single magic bullet, but there is a framework within which the most powerful solutions can be found. In this book I will describe that framework for you and lay again the solid foundation upon which the people's power rests. Make no mistake, the principles that built America were centuries in the making. The framers used hard-won wisdom to lay the foundation of one of the most prosperous and free nations in human history. Yet, some of the most significant blocks of truth have been ripped from the foundation of our understanding and as a result, the great house that is America is being torn down brick by brick. It's time to rebuild and we must start with the foundation. So, get your boots on. This job is shovel-ready. It's time to get to work. It's time to do our Sovereign Duty. Do you want to the answers to the big debates about liberty? Do you want to be armed with the ammunition to defeat the liberal lies? KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional attorney, national speaker and radio talk show host gives you the ammunition you need. Learn the truth about: State Sovereignty Nullification Article V Convention Second Amendment Constitutional Sheriffs

The U S Constitution

Author: Hillsdale College Politics Faculty
ISBN: 0916308367
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: History

"The U.S. Constitution: A Reader is made up of original source documents that bear upon the founding of the American republic, the making of its Constitution, and the struggle to preserve that document and govern under it to the current day."-- Foreword. Includes readings ranging from Aristotle, Locke, Paine, the Federalist Papers, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, to Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.

The United States Constitution

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table
ISBN: 1610660250
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Recounts in graphic novel format the events leading up to the adoption of the Constitution and the arguments that arose over its clauses, and explains the meaning of the original document.