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Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

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ISBN-10: 0275989577

ISBN-13: 9780275989576

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: John R. Vile

List price: $29.95
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Designed to help students understand the Constitution in all of its splendor and subtlety, this book introduces key events of the founding era, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution and its amendments are explored section by section, along with pertinent historical events, laws, and cases. Since the Third Edition was published in 2001, we have witnessed another presidential election, a second war with Iraq, significant Supreme Court cases on privacy, the death penalty, affirmative action, searches and seizures, and, perhaps most significantly, a series of developments related to America's response to the terrorist attacks of…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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

Preface to Fourth Edition
The Background of the Constitution
The Preamble and Article I
Article II: The Executive Branch
Article III: The Judicial Branch
Article IV: The Federal System
Articles V-VII: The Amending Provision and Miscellaneous Matters
The Bill of Rights--The First Three Amendments
The Bill of Rights and the Rights of the Accused--Amendments 4-7
The Bill of Rights and Contemporaneous Amendments--Amendments 8-12
The Post-Civil War Amendments--Amendments 13-15
The Progressive Era Amendments--Amendments 16-19
The Recent Amendments--Amendments 20-27 Fifty Leading Cases
Highlights in Constitutional History U.S. Supreme Court Justices
Appendices: The Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation