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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

  • Author: Richard Beeman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603682
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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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. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman presents The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Beeman has created a fascinating apparatus for understanding the most important document in American history—and why it’s as central in the America of today as it was in creation of the country. 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 of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0553904973
  • Category: History
  • Page: 112
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Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government. From the Paperback edition.

Die Federalist papers

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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Unlocking the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Unlocking the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

  • Author: Robert M. Goldberg,Richard M. Haynes
  • Publisher: Globe Fearon Company
  • ISBN: 9780870655937
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 140
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Explains the basic concepts of the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Includes review questions.

American Triumvirate

American Triumvirate

The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

  • Author: Founding Fathers,Steve Berges
  • Publisher: American Liberty Press
  • ISBN: 0984278419
  • Category: History
  • Page: 120
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The American Triumvirate is a compilation of the most significant historical documents ever written-The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. Also includes the Articles of Confederation. This exciting new book is also filled with a full chapter of Founding Fathers Fun Facts! For example, do you know which of the Founding Fathers was killed in a pistol duel? Which of the Founding Fathers celebrated his birthday on two different days? Which Founding Father on the cover of this book is standing on someone's foot? The answers to these fun facts and many more are all inside this new and exciting book, The American Triumvirate! * Full chapter on the creation of these historical documents. * Full text of each document plus original historical images. * Complete with original artist's illustrations to help capture this important moment in the history of our nation. NOW AVAILABLE IN AN ALL NEW, LARGER, EZ-TO-READ FORMAT! COMPLETE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS!

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9780878401437
  • Category: History
  • Page: 86
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Never in history have 1,322 words held out such extraordinary determination to be free as those found in the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, "We the people" were the three words that not only engendered a new and cohesive nation; they went on to change the face of the world as well. In 1791, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, known to us as the Bill of Rights introduced the world to the concept of those singular rights that ought to belong to every free individual. In one compact volume, the full texts of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America with all ratified twenty-seven Amendments to the Constitution are side by side--along with another of America's seminal documents, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, an additional world-changing statement that codified for the first time that one cannot be required by law to support or prefer any belief or be punished for those one does profess--and the basis for what we have come to know as the "wall of separation" between church and state. Who we are and what we are free to be as citizens of the United States of America is contained between these covers. Cass R. Sunstein prefaces the volume with a succinct history and interpretation of the place and meaning of both the Declaration and the Constitution in American life. Enhanced by an index and suggestions for further reading, this volume, small in size but overwhelming in the impact of its contents, belongs in the home of every citizen of the United States.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

  • Author: United States,Thomas Jefferson,Sam Fink
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780439407007
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
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The text of the Declaration of Independence is accompanied by engaging illustrations meant to help explain the meaning of this important document.

American Constitutions

American Constitutions

Comprising the Constitution of Each State in the Union, and of the United States : with the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation

  • Author: Franklin Benjamin Hough
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Constitutional history
  • Page: N.A
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Preservation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

Preservation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

a report by the National Bureau of Standards to the Library of Congress

  • Author: United States. National Bureau of Standards
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Manuscripts
  • Page: 16
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Pocket Constitution: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Amendments to the Constitution

Pocket Constitution: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Amendments to the Constitution

  • Author: James Madison, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson,TheCapitol. Net
  • Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
  • ISBN: 9781587332272
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 56
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The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution, Significant Dates, and Index, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. TCNFPC.com

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

  • Author: Charles Augustus Goodrich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 460
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The Constitution of the United States, with Index, and the Declaration of Independence

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.

Loan Exhibition of Portraits of the Signers and Deputies to the Convention of 1787 and Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Loan Exhibition of Portraits of the Signers and Deputies to the Convention of 1787 and Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Including Their Families and Associates, in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, City of Washington, November 27, 1937, to February 1, 1938

  • Author: United States. Constitution sesquicentennial commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 173
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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

origins and impact

  • Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
  • ISBN: 9781568027050
  • Category: History
  • Page: 347
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The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explains how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence remains one of the most valued and sacred political documents in American history. It has been and continues to be cited by emerging democracies, Supreme Court justices, and in political debates ranging from states' rights to equal rights. Through documents and analytical essays, Declaration of Independence will explain the: -- founding of the nation and its role in the crafting and interpretation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights -- how historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X used the spirit of the document to advance their causes -- how Native Americans and women influenced and were influenced by the Declaration -- how the three branches of government -- the president, Congress, and the Supreme Court -- have used the Declaration of Independence as a means to advance political agenda.

Die Indianer Nordamerikas

Die Indianer Nordamerikas

Eine kleine Einführung

  • Author: Theda Perdue,Michael D. Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150190265
  • Category:
  • Page: 200
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To Secure These Rights

To Secure These Rights

The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation

  • Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814730898
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 330
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To Secure These Rights enters the fascinating--and often contentious--debate over constitutional interpretation. Scott Douglas Gerber here argues that the Constitution of the United States should be interpreted in light of the natural rights political philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and that the Supreme Court is the institution of American government that should be primarily responsible for identifying and applying that philosophy in American life. Importantly, the theory advanced in this book--what Gerber calls liberal originalism--is neither consistently liberal nor consistently conservative in the modern conception of those terms. Rather, the theory is liberal in the classic sense of viewing the basic purpose of government to be safeguarding the natural rights of individuals. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men. In essence, Gerber maintains that the Declaration articulates the philosophical ends of our nation and that the Constitution embodies the means to effectuate those ends. Gerber's analysis reveals that the Constitution cannot be properly understood without recourse to history, political philosophy, and law.

The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

  • Author: Stephen Brennan
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616083468
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Collects the founding documents and essays that are the basis of the American government.

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101061316
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3425
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The ideal introduction for students, aspiring citizens, and general readers to the documents that are as relevant today as when they were first drafted more than 200 years ago. In the years since their creation, the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1789) have come to be recognized as two of history’s most significant political documents. Yet, while they affect our everyday lives, too few of us are familiar with what they say. In this revised and updated edition, readers will find complete explanations of every section of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—its Preamble, main body, and amendments—so that readers may fully understand what they meant to our forefathers and what they mean to us today.