9780558874445

A Pocket Guide to the U.S. Constitution

  • ISBN 13:

    9780558874445

  • ISBN 10:

    0558874444

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/21/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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Summary

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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