The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442259930
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This concise, accessible text provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. Constitutional historian Michael Benedict stresses the role that the American people have played over time in defining the powers of government and the rights of individuals and minorities. He covers important trends and events in U.S. constitutional history, encompassing key Supreme Court and lower-court cases. The volume begins by discussing the English and colonial origins of American constitutionalism. Following an analysis of the American Revolution's meaning to constitutional history, the text traces the Constitution's evolution from the Early Republic to the present day. This third edition is updated to include the election of 2000, the Tea Party and the rise of popular constitutionalism, and the rise of judicial supremacy as seen in cases such as Citizens United, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage.

To Secure The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Sarah Baumgartner Thurow
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819167767
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Focuses on the essential character of a democratic-republican constitution as it has taken shape in America and considers the fundamental principles of Constitutional government.

The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Jack David
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN:
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Experts in American law and government--including Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, and CIA director William Webster--offer insights into and analyses of the U.S. Constitution in terms of its continuing significanc

To Secure The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Gouverneur Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780865978348
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Liberty Fund is pleased to present this single-volume collection of Governeur Morris's writings. This edition will be a welcome addition to scholars of American and French history as the volume contains many writings that have never before been published. Morris served as Deputy Superintendent of Finance during the American Revolution, in which capacity he devised the system of decimal coinage. He was a prominent member of the Constitutional Convention, where he spoke more frequently than any other member and, as a member of the Committee on Style and Arrangement, put the Constitution in its present form and authored its Preamble. As a private citizen in Paris, and later Minister to France (1789-94), Morris was a firsthand witness of the French Revolution. On his return to the U.S., he served as a U.S. Senator, was a prime mover in the creation of the Erie Canal, and took a leading role as a critic of the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Providing his unique perspective, this is a wonderful and accessible single source that illuminates the political and economic thought of Gouverneur Morris. Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) was a prominent member of the Constitutional Convention, a signer of the U.S. Constitution and author of its Preamble, and U.S. Minister to France during the French Revolution. J. Jackson Barlow is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Politics and the Director, Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Juniata College, in Huntington, Pennsylvania.

The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Robert S. Peck
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN:
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This work provides essays based on lectures given at the National Archives to celebrate the bicentenial of the U.S. Constitution.

Secure The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Robert K. Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935258827
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I have two basic goals in writing this book. I want to convince you of two things: 1. It is possible for you to understand the Constitution for yourself; You don¿t need ¿experts¿ to tell you what it says. 2. It is vitally important that you do so, because the document cannot serve its purpose if you don¿t. If I can succeed in those two goals, then more important long-term goals will naturally follow. If you understand its importance and believe you can understand it, you will read it. If large numbers of Americans read the document for themselves, they will not only know if their government exceeds its limits, they will ¿know that they know.¿ This is not possible without a more universal understanding of the document, and it will naturally flow from a more universal American understanding of it.

To Secure The Blessings Of Liberty

Author: Karen Supak
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781462693962
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Just as the cafeteria plan on your paycheck has nothing to do with food, the new TEA Party Movement has nothing to do with tea. Many rumors, myths, and innuendos surround the Movement. In To Secure the Blessings of Liberty, we have endeavored to dispel these and put to paper a concise history of the original Tea Party and current motivations for the new TEA Party. Our directed audiences are busy people, that are economically strapped, and the 18-26 set, who need to be better informed of our national history. Since the Movement was instrumental in the 2010 elections and promises to be a force in the 2012 elections, it is time that an average citizen understands the Movement's intentions as well as terms that affect their life on a daily basis, such as liberty, freedom, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Blessings Of Liberty

Author: William Curtis Lowe
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865931732
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Discusses various civil rights enjoyed by American citizens and insured by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and state constitutions, including the freedom of religion, the right to due process, and equality under the law.