The Resource The Constitution : an introduction, Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen

The Constitution : an introduction, Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen

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The Constitution : an introduction
Title
The Constitution
Title remainder
an introduction
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Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
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eng
Summary
"In The Constitution, constitutional scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen and his son Luke provide a clear, accessible introduction to the history and meaning of this historic document. Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offer a grand tour of its history and interpretations, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped this founding instrument in the 200-plus years since its creation. In order to properly judge contemporary readings of the Constitution, Paulsen and Paulsen argue, it is first necessary to understand the origins--and original meaning--of the document's articles and amendments. The Constitution itself has evolved into a more perfect document since its inception, they show, through the addition of amendments abolishing slavery, establishing civil rights, and broadening the right to vote. Yet the officials charged with interpreting the Constitution have often stretched its meaning far beyond its intended boundaries, substituting their own judgments for those of the Constitution's framers and reformers. In order to stay true to this essential American document, the authors argue, it is imperative that we, the people, know the meaning and history of each of the Constitution's components and allow ourselves to be guided by the intentions of its authors--not the opinions and whims of the judges charged with interpreting it. A lucid history of and guide to this foundational American document, The Constitution provides readers with the tools to think critically and independently about constitutional issues--a skill that is ever more essential to the continued flourishing of American democracy"--
Title
The Constitution
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Summary
"In The Constitution, constitutional scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen and his son Luke provide a clear, accessible introduction to the history and meaning of this historic document. Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offera grand tour of its history and interpretations, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped this founding instrument in the 200-plus years since its creation. In order to properly judge contemporary readings of the Constitution, Paulsen and Paulsen argue, it is first necessary to understand the origins--and original meaning--of the document's articles and amendments. The Constitution itself has evolved into a more perfect document since its inception, they show, through the addition of amendments abolishing slavery, establishing civil rights, and broadening the right to vote. Yet the officials charged with interpreting the Constitution have often stretched its meaning far beyond its intended boundaries, substituting their own judgments for those of the Constitution's framers and reformers. In order to stay true to this essential American document, the authors argue, it is imperative that we, the people, know the meaning and history of each of the Constitution's components and allow ourselves to be guided by the intentions of its authors--not the opinions and whims of the judges charged with interpreting it. A lucid history of and guide to this foundational American document, The Constitution provides readers with the tools to think critically and independently about constitutional issues--a skill that is ever more essential to the continued flourishing of American democracy"--
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Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.P386 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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The Constitution : an introduction, Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
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Contents
Upheaval : The Revolutionary Creation of the U.S. Constitution -- Superstructure : The Framers' Grand Design -- Powers : The Sweeping Powers of Congress, the President, and the Courts -- Slavery : The Constitution's Collusion with Evil -- Freedoms : The Enactment and Meaning of the Bill of Rights -- Infancy : Defining Controversies in the Constitution's Early Years (1790-1860) -- Crisis : Lincoln, the Civil War, and Reconstruction (1860-1876) -- Betrayal : The Supreme Court's Abandonment of the Constitution (1876-1936) -- Restoration : The Constitution through Depression, World War, and Segregation (1936-1960) -- Controversy : The Modern Era of Judicial Activism (1960-today) -- Coda: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century
Control code
20395628
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780465053728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn891609201
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