Pocket Guide to the U. S. Constitution

ISBN-10: 0558874444

ISBN-13: 9780558874445

Edition: 2011

Authors: Andrew B. Arnold

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A brief, line-by-line explanation of the U.S. Constitution, its plain meaning, history, and key Supreme Court cases. #xA0; This book is a place to begin to understand the Constitution of the United States. It explains the plain meaning and history of each clause and each amendment. It also includes brief explanations of key Supreme Court cases. It will equip readers with the knowledge and vocabulary necessary to further pursue the topics that interest them. In particular, it identifies and introduces named clauses such as: The Establishment Clause, Commerce Clause, Necessary and Proper Clause, and the Three-Fifths Clause. It provides a clear way to view the Constitution#x19;s structure: I. Preamble II. Three Branches of Government #xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;a. Legislative #xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;b. Executive #xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;c. Judicial III. Limitations on State Sovereignty IV.Ratification, Amending, and National Supremacy
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List price: $12.60
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Andrew B. Arnold is Chair of the History Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.�

Constitution and Amendments
Structure and Preamble "We the people. . ."
Three Branches of Government
Legislative (Congress)
Legislative Power Defined
House of Representatives
Composition of House
Qualifications for Representatives
Apportionment (Three-Fifths Clause)
Rules and Impeachment
Definition of the Senate
Staggering Terms of Office
Qualifications for Senators15
Role of the Vice President
Senate Officers
Senate Impeachment Power
Limits to Impeachment Power
Elections and Sessions
Sessions of Congress
Internal Organization
Quorum, Attendance, Seating
Rules, Punishment, Expulsion
Openness, Secrecy, Roll Call Votes
Adjournment and Place of Meeting
Compensation and Limits
Payment and Immunities
Incompatibility and Emoluments
Lawmaking Process
Tax Laws
Presentment Clause
All Bills, Full Legislative Process
Enumerated Powers
Taxes, Debt, Welfare, Uniformity
Congress and Credit
Commerce Clause
Naturalization, Bankruptcy
Money, Standard Weights and Measures
Post Offices and Post Roads
Inferior Courts
High Seas and Laws of Nations
To Declare War
Military Code
Control of Militia
Division of Militia with States
District of Columbia
Necessary and Proper
Limits on Congress
Right to Slave Trade
Habeas Corpus
Bill of Attainder, Ex Post Facto
Capitation Tax
Export Taxes on a State
State Ports
Appropriations by Law Only
Titles and Emoluments
Limits on States
No State Shall
No State Taxes on Interstate Commerce
No State Port Taxes or Standing Armies
Executive (President)
Terms and Electors
Executive Power and President
Selecting Electors
Electoral College
Election Day
Eligibility to be President
Line of Succession
Presidential Compensation
Presidential Oath of Office
Powers of the Executive
Commander in Chief
Advice and Consent, Treaties
Appointments Clause
Inferior Officers
Recess Appointments
Duties of the President
State of the Union Report
Emergency Sessions of Congress
Receive Ambassadors
Execute the Laws
Commission Officers
Impeachment of Executive
Judiciary (Courts)
Organization of the Courts
Scope of Supreme Court
Judicial Power (Arising)
Trial by Jury
Defining Treason
Limits on Punishment for Treason
Limitations on State Sovereignty
Full Faith and Credit
Comity, or Mutual Respect
Privileges and Immunities
Extradition Rules
Fugitive Slave Clause
Formation of New Stares
Admissions Clause
Guaranty of Republican Government
Ratification, Amending, and National Supremacy
Amending Process
Constitution is Supreme Law
Continuity Clause
Supremacy Clause
Oaths of Office
Ratification Process
Bill of Rights (first ten amendments)
Speech, Press, Assembly, Religion, Petition
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Quartering Troops
Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Due Process, Property
Speedy Trial, Counsel
Jury Trial
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
This List of Rights is Not Complete
Powers Retained by States, People
Caveats and Early Refinements
States Cannot be sued
Presidential Elections
New Birth of Freedom: Civil Wa
Slavery Ended
Civil Rights
Right to Vote for Black Males
Progressive Era
Income Taxes
Election of Senators by Voters
Liquor Outlawed
Women Gain the Vote
New Deal Era
Details about Dares of Office
Liquor Legalized
Two Terms for President
Most Recent
Electoral Votes for Washington, DC
Poll Taxes Prohibited
Presidential Succession
Eighteen-Year-Olds Gain the Vote
Congressional Pay Raises Limited
Beyond the Basics
The Constitution Ought to Be Simple
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