The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

Written By Richard Beeman
The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 31 August 2010
  • ISBN : 110145900X
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution written by Richard Beeman which was release on 31 August 2010, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : 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 ...

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : 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. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman ...

American Political Speeches

American Political Speeches
  • Author : Terry Golway,Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws ...

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
  • Author : James Madison,Alexander Hamilton,John Jay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : A selection of nineteen essential essays from The Federalist Papers in their original lengths by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, with notes by Richard Beeman Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor ...

Common Sense

Common Sense
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great ...

Lincoln Speeches

Lincoln Speeches
  • Author : Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : The defining rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln – politician, president, and emancipator Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts ...

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions
  • Author : Richard Beeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : A selection of the landmark Supreme Court decisions that have shaped American society Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together ...

Our Lives Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

Our Lives  Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor
  • Author : Richard R. Beeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : In 1768, Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush stood before the empty throne of King George III, overcome with emotion as he gazed at the symbol of America's connection with England. Eight years later, he became one of the fifty-six men to sign the Declaration of Independence, severing America forever from its mother ...

The Everything U S Constitution Book

The Everything U S  Constitution Book
  • Author : Ellen M Kozak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : Debates over constitutional rights impact you every day as an American citizen. But do you know what the U.S. Constitution actually says? This accessible guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short, descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are then analyzed in depth to help you ...

A History of Western Public Law

A History of Western Public Law
  • Author : Bruno Aguilera-Barchet
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-31
  • Total pages : 775
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events....

Hidden Laws

Hidden Laws
  • Author : Robinson Woodward-Burns
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : How state constitutional reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development State constitution reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development. Using data sets and historical case studies, Robinson Woodward-Burns shows how the federal government has repeatedly deferred to state constitutional reform to manage or address difficult national ...

Republican Jesus

Republican Jesus
  • Author : Tony Keddie
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : The complete guide to debunking right-wing misinterpretations of the Bible—from economics and immigration to gender and sexuality. Jesus loves borders, guns, unborn babies, and economic prosperity and hates homosexuality, taxes, welfare, and universal healthcare—or so say many Republican politicians, pundits, and preachers. Through outrageous misreadings of the New ...

Battleground

Battleground
  • Author : Kathleen Ann Uradnik
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 630
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : Through a detailed exploration of the viewpoints involved, this balanced and incisive work promotes understanding of the most divisive issues in American government today. * Includes many sidebars that highlight and elaborate on important aspects of the topic * Provides a list of useful resources for further study with each entry...

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the U S Constitution

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the U S  Constitution
  • Author : Timothy Harper
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : The "living" document that changed the world. One of the most revered, imitated, and controversial government documents in the world, the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation for the American government and shapes the lives of Americans every day. But how many know its history and the impact it's ...

No Laws Establishing Or Prohibiting Religion

No Laws Establishing Or Prohibiting Religion
  • Author : Charles Underwood
  • Publisher : Charles Underwood
  • Release Date : 2018-06-08
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 110145900X
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Summary : The First Amendment Religion Clause: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This book takes an in-depth look at the religion clause portion of the First Amendment using historical documents and letters. In chapter one examples are given of the historical ...