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The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections from The Federalist Papers

  • Author: Richard Beeman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110145900X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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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. 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 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.

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Lost-City-Radio

Roman

  • Author: Daniel Alarcón,Friederike Meltendorf
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596187522
  • Category:
  • Page: 313
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American Political Speeches

American Political Speeches

  • Author: Terry Golway,Richard Beeman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603674
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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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 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. American Political Speeches includes the best American rhetoric from inside and outside the White House. Some of the greatest words spoken in American history have come from men and women who lacked the biggest bully pulpit in the country, but who nevertheless were able to move the nation with words. Frederick Douglass explained the irony of Independence Day from the perspective of a slave. Martin Luther King, Jr. described his dream of an interracial America. William Jennings Bryan gave voice to social discontent with a single phrase, "a cross of gold." Barbara Jordan summoned the nation"s outrage during the impeachment hearings against Richard Nixon. And the best presidents, not by coincidence, have tended to be those with an appreciation for the use of language: Lincoln explaining a new birth of freedom at Gettysburg; John Kennedy voicing moral outrage at the Berlin Wall; Franklin D. Roosevelt chatting to a nation gathered in front of radios; Ronald Reagan addressing Congress freshly healed from an assassination attempt.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

  • Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641222915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

The Republic of Nature

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

  • Author: Mark Fiege
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295804149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

Die globale Überwachung

Die globale Überwachung

Der Fall Snowden, die amerikanischen Geheimdienste und die Folgen

  • Author: Glenn Greenwald
  • Publisher: Droemer eBook
  • ISBN: 3426425165
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.

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
  • ISBN: 1440626146
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5473
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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 had on American laws and practices throughout history? This guide serves as the most current and accessible handbook to this all-important document. -Covers the document itself, as well as controversial interpretations and decisions Download a sample chapter.

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

  • Author: Richard Beeman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603712
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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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 the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. The Supreme Court is one of America's leading expositors of and participants in debates about American values. Legal expert Jay M. Feinman introduces and selects some of the most important Supreme Court Decisions of all time, which touch on the very foundations of American society. These cases cover a vast array of issues, from the powers of government and freedom of speech to freedom of religion and civil liberties. Feinman offers commentary on each case and excerpts from the opinions of the Justices that show the range of debate in the Supreme Court and its importance to civil society. Among the cases included will be Marbury v. Madison, on the supremacy of the Constitution and the power of judicial review; U.S. v. Nixon, on separation of powers; and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, a post-9/11 case on presidential power and due process.

Lincoln Speeches

Lincoln Speeches

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603704
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5862
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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 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. As president, Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that have all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. His words are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant examples of the writer's art. Renowned Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen C. Guelzo brings together this volume of Lincoln Speeches that span the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, the inspirational and intellectual. The book contains everything from classic speeches that any citizen would recognize—the first debate with Stephen Douglas, the "House Divided" Speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address—to the less known ones that professed Lincoln fans will come to enjoy and intellectuals and critics praise. These orations show the contours of the civic dilemmas Lincoln, and America itself, encountered: the slavery issue, state v. federal power, citizens and their duty, death and destruction, the coming of freedom, the meaning of the Constitution, and what it means to progress.

The Penguin Guide to the European Treaties

The Penguin Guide to the European Treaties

From Rome to Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice and Beyond

  • Author: Clive H. Church,David Phinnemore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Constitutional law
  • Page: 753
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This guide provides readers with the text of, and a commentary on, the key European treaties. These include: the treaty establishing the European Community (Treaty of Rome), the treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), and the Treaty of Amsterdam. It seeks to make the text easily available and provides an accessible introduction to the treaties and their significance, not just for the European Union, but also for the public at large.

The Penguin Guide to Synonyms and Related Words

The Penguin Guide to Synonyms and Related Words

  • Author: Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa,Eugene Ehrlich
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 644
  • View: 1830
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Taking 6,000 commonly used - and confused - synonyms, this unique guide is much more useful than a straight thesaurus because it offers both a definition of each word, and then an explanation of how to use it in the correct context. Words of similar meaning are grouped together in helpful thematic sections, making it easier to find just the right one. Offering more detail and more of the subtle nuances of our vocabulary than a thesaurus, this is a reference must for anyone with an interest in language. 'More helpful than a thesaurus, more humane than a dictionary, [it] maps linguistic boundaries with precision, sensitivity and, on occasion, dry wit ... a delightful book' The TLS.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

  • Author: Franco Scardino
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101057696
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 5572
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The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject, this book is designed to help anyone interested in learning about our government and the origins of its complex inner workings, our political system, and key elements that have affected our growth as a nation, all while serving as the best supplementary reading a student can get. - Author is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher - Students looking to take AP exams are a ready audience, along with citizenship applicants and CNN junkies - Large renewable market - Suitable as supplemental reading for coursework

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Christianity

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Christianity

  • Author: Jeffrey B.Webb, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440696152
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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You're no idiot, of course. You know who Jesus Christ was and why Christmas and Easter are celebrated, but do you know the story of the spread of the Christian religion in all its forms around the world? Have faith! 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Christianity' takes you through the history of one of the world's most popular religions. In this 'Pocket Idiot's Guide', you discover: -Full explanations of Christian rites such as the Eucharist and Baptism. -The struggles and outcomes of the Reformation. -The many branches of worship, including Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. -How Christianity was spread throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas and has deeply impacted those peoples.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG,Kay Germain Ingalls, CG
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101597879
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 432
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- Up-to-date techniques for navigating the evolving world of genealogical research - Savvy advice for overcoming frustrating obstacles and of research

The U.S. Constitution for Everyone

The U.S. Constitution for Everyone

  • Author: Jerome Agel
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780399513053
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
  • View: 3643
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Presents the text of the Constitution, explains its fundamentals, and traces events leading up to its adoption in 1788.

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

Its History, Bill of Rights, and Amendments

  • Author: Karen Faye Judson
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 9780766040670
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 104
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Learn about the history and the events that led to first Constitution of the United States, and how it's been revised and amended since then.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

  • Author: Eric Nelson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101199180
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5244
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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Founding Fathers

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Founding Fathers

  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101479078
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4545
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the leaders who shaped our nation. Popular interest in the Founding Fathers has surged over the past decade and is beginning to rival interest in the Civil War. People are increasingly looking back to the generation that invented this country's political ideas and institutions for help in today's complex political world. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Founding Fathers presents the Founding Fathers through the issues that defined them-issues that are with the country today.

Uni-Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft (deutsche Version)

Uni-Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft (deutsche Version)

Optimize your exam preparation Anglistik/Amerikanistik

  • Author: Vera Nünning,Ansgar Nünning
  • Publisher: Klett Lerntraining
  • ISBN: 3129391134
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 198
  • View: 4518
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Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft gibt eine kompakte Einführung in zentrale Gegenstände, Ansätze und Fragestellungen der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vermittlung von Überblickswissen, literaturwissenschaftlichen Kategorien ud Methoden der Lyrik-, Dramen-, Erzähltext- und Medienanalyse. Die englischsprachige Version dieses Grundkurses ist unter dem Titel An Introduction to the Study of English and American (ISBN Print 9783129390252, ISBN epub 9783129391136) erschienen.