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Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

ISBN-10: 0275957853

ISBN-13: 9780275957858

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: John R. Vile

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Description:

This text is designed as a companion for those studying and interested in the American Constitution. After the introductory chapter, which discusses the formation of the Constitution, 11 chapters analyze specific portions, with subsequent amendments and commentary following relevant texts.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

JOHN R. VILE is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University.

Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgments
The Background of the Constitution
References and Suggestions for Further Study
The Preamble and Article I: The Legislative Branch
References and Suggestions for Further Study
Article II: The Executive Branch
References and Suggestions for Further Study
Article III: The Judicial Branch
Article IV: The Federal System
References and Suggestions for Further Study
Articles V-VII: The Amending Provision and Miscellaneous Matters
The Bill of Rights--The First Three Amendments
Fighting Words
The Bill of Rights and the Rights of the Accused--Amendments 4-7
References and Suggestions for Further Study
The Bill of Rights and Contemporary Amendments--Amendments 8-12
References and Suggestions for Further Study
The Post-Civil War Amendments-- Amendments 13-15
References and Suggestions for Further Study
The Progressive Era Amendments-- Amendments 16-19
References and Suggestions for Further Study
The Other Amendments-- Amendments 20-27
References and Suggestions for Further Study
Fifty Leading Cases
Glossary
Appendices: The Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Index
About the Author