The Constitution of the Confederate States of America


Author: Applewood Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557091789
Category: History
Page: 30
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The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document consisted of five vellum sheest pasted together to form a scroll over twelve feet long. The original document, along with many other documents of the Confederacy, was found at a train station in 1865 by a war-time correspondent, Felix DeFontaine. In 1883, he sold the manuscript to Mrs. George Wymberley Jones DeRenne. In 1939, the DeRenne family sold the document to the University of Georgia, where it now resides.

The Bill of Rights

With Writings That Formed Its Foundation
Author: Founding Fathers (CRT),Applewood Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557091512
Category: Law
Page: 48
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Offers the text of the Bill of Rights followed by a history of the amendments, placing the document in its historical context.

The Constitution of the United States of America


Author: Founding Fathers,Applewood Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557091055
Category: Political Science
Page: 36
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The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Consitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections from The Federalist Papers
Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110145900X
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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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

George Washington’s Farewell Address


Author: George Washington
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518309402
Category: History
Page: 25
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Every American is taught a pristine narrative of the life and legacy of George Washington and can easily recite the highlights of the "Father of Our Country". The remarkable Virginian led an under-resourced, rag-tag army to ultimate victory in the American Revolution before becoming the nation's first president, setting it on its path toward superpower status. He may not have actually chopped down a cherry tree or tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac, but his contemporaries considered his character above reproach. When Washington voluntary resigned as commander of the armies, he stunned the world. Everyone in the colonies and the world realized that Washington, at the head of the last army standing in the colonies, could have made himself king of the new United States on the spot, and it would have been a move supported by his rank and file soldiers. Instead, Washington became the first Westerner to voluntarily demobilize his army, ensuring civilian control of the new nation. King George III called Washington "the greatest character of the age" for making that decision. As President from 1788-1796, Washington set every precedent for the executive branch of the new government, from forming a "Cabinet" to limiting himself to two terms. He even set precedents with his farewell address, which helped guide the policies of subsequent administrations.

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States


Author: Joseph Story
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610271866
Category: Law
Page: 440
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One of the United States' most influential legal scholars and jurists wrote this landmark treatise before the Civil War, describing federalism, states' history, freedoms, and constitutional structure. He abridged it in 1833 into this important work. Adding a new Foreword by constitutional scholar Kermit Roosevelt of University of Pennsylvania Law School, the quality Quid Pro edition features active Contents and embedded pagination from the original. Part of the Legal Legends Series.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317325303
Category: History
Page: 744
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The American Flag

A Handbook of History & Etiquette
Author: Applewood Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557090713
Category: History
Page: 40
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The newest addition to Applewood's "Books of American Wisdom" series is this handsome guide to the American flag, a concise collection of the history and etiquette of the U.S. flag. The book, bound in hardcover in a distinctive blue leatherette with gold stamping, includes details of the laws relating to the U.S. flag , as described in the United States Code; information about the Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day; a guide to flag presentation and care; and a timeline of flags, noting the date each state was added to the union. It makes the perfect gift for anyone who cherishes the flag and the republic for which it stands.

Slavery's Constitution

From Revolution to Ratification
Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429959070
Category: History
Page: 208
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Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications for slavery that were considered and debated by the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and the citizens of the states during ratification. This "peculiar institution" was not a moral blind spot for America's otherwise enlightened framers, nor was it the expression of a mere economic interest. Slavery was as important to the making of the Constitution as the Constitution was to the survival of slavery. By tracing slavery from before the revolution, through the Constitution's framing, and into the public debate that followed, Waldstreicher rigorously shows that slavery was not only actively discussed behind the closed and locked doors of the Constitutional Convention, but that it was also deftly woven into the Constitution itself. For one thing, slavery was central to the American economy, and since the document set the stage for a national economy, the Constitution could not avoid having implications for slavery. Even more, since the government defined sovereignty over individuals, as well as property in them, discussion of sovereignty led directly to debate over slavery's place in the new republic. Finding meaning in silences that have long been ignored, Slavery's Constitution is a vital and sorely needed contribution to the conversation about the origins, impact, and meaning of our nation's founding document.

The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings


Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168412106X
Category: History
Page: 544
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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.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557094551
Category: Political Science
Page: 49
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In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt served as chairwoman of the United Nations committee to create this declaration of moral conscience, now used by Amnest International as their founding document. This edition is in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.

The Constitution of the United States of America


Author: Byron Preiss,United States
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 127
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Presents the full text of the Constitution with commentary from leading scholars, including former Chief Justice Warren Burger, Congressional leaders Tip O'Neill and Robert Dole, and Senator Charles Mathias, leading Congressional expert on the Constitutio

The Godless Constitution

The Case Against Religious Correctness
Author: Isaac Kramnick,Robert Laurence Moore
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393315240
Category: Church and state
Page: 191
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Refutes the claims of the religious right that America was founded as a Christian nation, and emphasizes that separation of church and state was designed to guarantee religious freedom

The Constitution of the United States of America


Author: United States
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981697557
Category:
Page: 40
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So I was surprised to find that while the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution with the Bill of Rights was here, the full current Constitution with all amendments was not. So here it is. This is of course subject to change, but fortunately with great difficulty. The writers of the original document were wise to make modification through amendments difficult. This has served to keep all sorts of nonsense out of this great document. In fact reading this entire document I was impressed with it once more and could only find one foolish amendment: Amendment XVIII better known as the Prohibition Amendment. There was actually an interesting piece in Smithsonian Magazine about how this amendment came to pass in such short order. It was due to the coming together of some strange bedfellows: The Ku Klux Klan, The Industrial Workers of the World (wobblies), Suffragettes, the Temperance Movement, as well as various churches. This confluence also produced ratification of Amendment XIX-women's suffrage-so there really is a silver lining to every cloud.

The Constitution of the United States, with Index, and the Declaration of Independence


Author: National Center for Constitutional Studi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780880801447
Category: History
Page: 46
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The National Center for Constitutional Studies has printed a special edition copy of The Constitution of the United States that has been proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 48-page pocket sized booklet contains The Constitution of the United States (including The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27) and The Declaration of Independence. Its dimensions are 3.25" X 6.5". On the front cover of this pocket Constitution there is a four-color picture of George Washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our support for and commitment to The Constitution of the United States by maintaining and promoting its standard of liberty for ourselves and our posterity. You are invited to: 1. Purchase multiple copies of this pocket Constitution and keep one with you; 2. Read The Constitution of the United States; 3. Sign the Constitution Pledge on the back cover of this pocket Constitution (see below); 4. Become fluent in your knowledge of the Constitution and correct principles of Government; 5. Give your family and friends a copy of this pocket Constitution and personally invite them to read and study the Constitution. Commit them to purchase copies of this Pocket Constitution and share them with their family and friends following the same pattern as above. - Publisher.

The Education of Little Tree


Author: Forrest Carter,Rennard Strickland
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826328091
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Recounts the childhood remembrances of an orphaned Native American boy living with his Cherokee grandparents in a mountain log cabin in eastern Tennessee during the 1930s.

Six Amendments

How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
Author: John Paul Stevens
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316373745
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change. By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the modern era, to offer a book like none other. SIX AMENDMENTS is an absolutely unprecedented call to arms, detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens. Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens's own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, SIX AMENDMENTS is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense.