The Constitution in Congress

The Federalist Period, 1789-1801
Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226131146
Category: Law
Page: 327
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In the most thorough examination to date, David P. Currie analyzes from a legal perspective the work of the first six congresses and of the executive branch during the Federalist era, with a view to its significance for constitutional interpretation. He concludes that the original understanding of the Constitution was forged not so much in the courts as in the legislative and executive branches, an argument of crucial importance for scholars in constitutional law, history, and government. "A joy to read."—Appellate Practive Journal and Update "[A] patient and exemplary analysis of the work of the first six Congresses."—Geoffrey Marshall, Times Literary Supplement

The Constitution in the Supreme Court

The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888
Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226131092
Category: Law
Page: 504
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Currie's masterful synthesis of legal analysis and narrative history, gives us a sophisticated and much-needed evaluation of the Supreme Court's first hundred years. "A thorough, systematic, and careful assessment. . . . As a reference work for constitutional teachers, it is a gold mine."—Charles A. Lofgren, Constitutional Commentary

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547546
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 583
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Civil Rights, the Constitution, and Congress, 1863-1869

Author: Earl M. Maltz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 198
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Through a close analysis of legislative proceedings and of the precise language used, Maltz builds a strong case that Congressional actions on civil rights, including statutes such as the Freedman's Bureau Bill, the District of Columbia Suffrage Bill, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, as well as the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments of the early Reconstruction era generally reflected the ideology and intentions of the more conservative Republicans. These "moderates" advocated limited absolute equality rather than total racial equality and opposed the undue federal regulation of private and state actions.

The Constitution on the Campaign Trail

The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document
Author: Andrew Busch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559011
Category: Law
Page: 319
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The Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the United States. But to what extent do candidates and parties make constitutional arguments in the course of American elections? By examining party platforms, candidate messages, presidential debates, and television ads, The Constitution on the Campaign Trail answers that question, and the results are fascinating. Busch finds evidence for both a long, broad decline in the use of constitutional rhetoric since the mid-19th century and a limited resurgence in that rhetoric over the last four decades. The political analysis found here is firmly grounded in historical research and the conclusions reached are trenchant.

Register of Debates in Congress; Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: Dec. 6, 1824 to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837. Together with an Appendix Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Laws Enacted During the Session, with Copious Index to the Whole

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Constitution and the American Presidency

Author: Martin L. Fausold,Alan Shank
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791404676
Category: Political Science
Page: 323
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In this unusual and provocative volume, historians examine the presidencies of Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, F. D. R., and Truman, while political scientists assess the contemporary presidency and suggest a range of reforms, from modest to radical, including fundamental alterations to the balance of power between the presidency and the Congress.

The Constitution in Exile

How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land
Author: Andrew P. Napolitano
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418567221
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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What ever happened to our inalienable rights? The Constitution was once the bedrock of our country, an unpretentious parchment that boldly established the God-given rights and freedoms of America. Today that parchment has been shred to ribbons, explains Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, as the federal government trounces state and individual rights and expands its reach far beyond what the Framers intended. An important follow-up to Judge Napolitano's best-selling Constitutional Chaos, this book shows with no-nonsense clarity how Congress has "purchased" regulations by bribing states and explains how the Supreme Court has devised historically inaccurate, logically inconsistent, and even laughable justifications to approve what Congress has done. It's an exciting excursion into the dark corners of the law, showing how do-gooders, busybodies, and control freaks in government disregard the limitations imposed upon Congress by the Constitution and enact laws, illegal and unnatural, in virtually every area of human endeavor. Praise for The Constitution in Exile from Left, Right, and Center "Does anyone understand the vision of America's founding fathers? The courts and Congress apparently don't have a clue. But Judge Andrew P. Napolitano does, and so will you, if you read The Constitution in Exile."-BILL O'REILLY "Whatever happened to states rights, limited government, and natural law? Judge Napolitano, in his own inimitable style, takes us on a fascinating tour of the destruction of constitutional government. If you want to know how the federal government got so big and fat, read this book. Agree or disagree, this book will make you think."-SEAN HANNITY "In all of the American media, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the most persistent, uncompromising guardian of both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, very much including the Bill of Rights. Increasingly, our Constitution is in clear and present danger. Judge Napolitano--in The Constitution in Exile--has challenged all Americans across party lines to learn the extent of this constitutional crisis." -NAT HENTOFF "Judge Napolitano engages here in what I do every day on my program-make you think. There's no question that potential Supreme Court nominees and what our Constitution says and doesn't say played a major role for many voters in our last couple of elections. What the judge does here is detail why the federal government claims it can regulate as well as tax everything in sight as it grows and grows. Agree or disagree with him-you need to read his latest book, think, and begin to arm yourself as you enter this important debate." -RUSH LIMBAUGH "At a time when we are, in Benjamin Franklin's words, sacrificing essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, here comes the judge with what should be mandatory reading for the executive branch cronies who are busy stealing power while they think we're not watching. Thank goodness the judge is watching and speaking truth to power. More than a book, this is an emergency call to philosophical arms, one we must heed before it's too late." -ALAN COLMES

The Constitution of the U. S. A.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788112503
Page: 89
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The complete text of the Constitution of the U.S. and all 27 amendments. Includes the listing of the names of the ratifying states with dates of ratification. Also provides information on proposed amendments approved by the Congress, but not yet ratified by the states.

Politics and the Constitution in the History of the United States

Author: William W. Crosskey,William Jeffrey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226121345
Category: Law
Page: 2025
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When the first two volumes of William Crosskey's monumental study of the Constitution appeared in 1953, Arthur M. Schlesinger called it "perhaps the most fertile commentary on that document since The Federalist papers." It was highly controversial as well. The work was a comprehensive reassessment of the meaning of the Constitution, based on examination of eighteenth-century usages of key political and legal concepts and terms. Crosskey's basic thesis was that the Founding Fathers truly intended a government with plenary, nationwide powers, and not, as in the received views, a limited federalism. This third volume of Politics and the Constitution, which Crosskey began and William Jeffrey has finished, treats political activity in the period 1776-87, and is in many ways the heart of the work as Crosskey conceived it. In support of the lexicographic analysis of volumes 1 and 2, volume 3 shows that nationalist ideas and sentiments were a powerful force in American public opinion from the Revolution to the eve of the Constitutional Convention. The creation of a generally empowered national government in Philadelphia, it is argued, was the fruition of a long-active political movement, not the unintended or accidental result of a temporary conservative coalition. This view of the political background of the Constitutional Convention directly challenges the Madisonian-Jeffersonian orthodoxy on the subject. In support of his interpretation, Crosskey amassed a wealth of primary source materials, including heretofore unexplored pamphlets and newspapers. This exhaustive research makes this unique work invaluable for scholars of the period, both for the primary sources collected as well as for the provocative interpretation offered.

The Case for Congress

Separation of Powers and the War on Terror
Author: Victor M. Hansen,Lawrence Meir Friedman
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754675600
Category: Law
Page: 135
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Examining the constitutional relationship between Congress and the President in the post-September 11 world, this book focuses on the constitutional authority of Congress to serve as a check on executive decision-making. The Case for Congress offers recom

Landmark Debates in Congress

From the Declaration of Independence to the War in Iraq
Author: Stephen W. Stathis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452267340
Category: Political Science
Page: 449
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Expert presentation and analysis of more than 50 pivotal historical debates, from the Declaration of Independence to authorizing war with Iraq "If taxation is a badge of freedom, let me assure my friend that the poor people of this country are covered all over with the insignia of freemen."—Rep. William Jennings Bryan, 1894 A fascinating look at history in the making—and an eye-opening presentation of some remarkably colorful rhetoric—Landmark Debates in Congress is a one-volume resource to more than 50 pivotal congressional debates. From colonial independence and individual rights to slavery, territorial expansion, and presidential powers, debates include the Bill of Rights (1789), the Revenue Act of 1894 (the origin of the income tax), FDR's court-packing plan (1937), Medicare and Medicaid (1965), Richard Nixon's 1974 impeachment, and the Iraq War resolution (2002).

Student's Guide to Congress

Author: Bruce J. Schulman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452267391
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Who is running America—Congress or the President? The way Congress works: How does an idea become a law? Imagine how questions like these, in Student's Guide to Congress, will stimulate discussion among your students. The book covers topics such as: ? Origins of Congress Powers of Congress Congressional Procedures Congressional Leadership Elections and Constituents Student’s Guide to Congress is the second title in the brand new Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series, which presents essential information about the U.S. government in a manner accessible to high school students. In a unique three-part format, these titles place at the reader’s fingertips everything they need to know about the evolution of elections, Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court, from the struggles to create the U.S. government in the late eighteenth century through the on-going issues of the early twenty-first century. Each Guide is divided into three sections: Part One Three essays, each addressing a provocative question about the book’s topic Part Two A-Z entries covering key concepts and terms Part Three Primary Source Library of legislation, Supreme Court cases, and other historical documents The user-friendly design includes: Pro/Con debates Maps Timeline Charts Photos Political cartoons Profiles of decision makers And much more! The Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series from CQ Press is written so that students need no prior knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts presented. By placing at hand—in thought-provoking essays, easy-to-understand encyclopedic entries, and pivotal primary source documents—the essential information needed by student researchers and educators, the Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series offers valuable resources for government, politics, and history classes.