U.s. History - Constitutional
A Sovereign People
The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism
Hardcover ISBN: 0465060889
The Baruch Presidential Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center shows how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams navigated the nation through four successive crises, extended the power of the federal government and fended off foreign attempts to subvert American sovereignty. 15,000 first printing.
The Summer of 1787
The Men Who Invented the Constitution
Paperback ISBN: 0743286936
Traces the events of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 to offer insight into how its delegates worked to establish the world's first constitutional democracy, in a historical account that covers such topics as the fierce conflicts that influenced the writing of the Constitution, the issues that divided the states, and the contributions of key players. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It
Paperback ISBN: 1891743155
In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence–and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
The United States Constitution
A Graphic Adaptation
Paperback ISBN: 0809094703
An illustrated account of the American Constitution covers each article and amendment in a graphic format designed to render its meanings more relevant and accessible to modern readers, in a volume that addresses such topics as the separation of church and state, the break from the monarchy, and the limits imposed on presidential power. Simultaneous.
The United States Constitution: What It Says, What It Means
A Hip Pocket Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0195304438
Affordable, readable, and indispensable,The United States Constitution: What it Says, What it Means allows you to put the most important document in American history in your back pocket. In conjunction with Justice Learning and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and with an introduction written by Caroline Kennedy and an afterword written by David Eisenhower, this pocket guide appeals to the broadest possible audience. Each Article and each Amendment is followed by a clear and concise explanation, in plain English, that is suitable for both middle and high school students. On December 8, 2004 President Bush officially signed Constitution Day into law. The law mandates that each year, on September 17th, schools and colleges that receive federal money are required to teach the Constitution. The new law was championed in Congress by Sen. Robert Byrd who famously carries around a copy of the document in his pocket. Sen. Byrd became increasingly alarmed at the lack of civics education-specifically relating to the Constitution-in our public schools and he wanted to take action. Lightweight, easy to use and easy for everyone to understand The United States Constitution: What it Says, What it Means is an excellent way for students and citizens of all ages to read and completely comprehend the building block of American democracy. Justice Learning (www.justicelearning.org), is a comprehensive on-line resource that offers wide-ranging non-partisan materials relating to civics education.
Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
Paperback ISBN: 0809016435
Average Americans Were the True Framers of the Constitution Woody Holton upends what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. The framers who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 were determined to reverse America’s post–Revolutionary War slide into democracy. They believed too many middling Americans exercised too much influence over state and national policies. That the framers were only partially successful in curtailing citizen rights is due to the reaction, sometimes violent, of unruly average Americans. If not to protect civil liberties and the freedom of the people, what motivated the framers? In Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, Holton provides the startling discovery that the primary purpose of the Constitution was, simply put, to make America more attractive to investment. And the linchpin to that endeavor was taking power away from the states and ultimately away from the people. In an eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution, Holton captures how the same class of Americans that produced Shays’s Rebellion in Massachusetts (and rebellions in damn near every other state) produced the Constitution we now revere.
The War of 1812
Paperback ISBN: 1841764663
The War of 1812-1815 was a bloody confrontation that tore through the American frontier, the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada, and parts of the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The conflict saw British, American, and First Nations' forces clash, and in the process, shape the future of North American history. This exciting new volume explains what led to America's decision to take up arms against Great Britain and assesses the three terrible years of fighting that followed on land and sea, where battles such as Lake Erie and Lake Champlain launched American naval traditions.
What Kind of Nation
Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States
Paperback ISBN: 0684848716
A re-creation of the battle between a President and a Chief Justice reveals how John Marshall's view that a strong federal government and an independent judiciary provide the best protection for the Constitution and the people still exists today.
The Words We Live by
Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
Paperback ISBN: 078688620x
An award-winning journalist analyzes the Constitution, line by line, to help readers understand this historical document, which set the stage for the evolution of the United States, covering everything from the Preamble to the Bill of Rights with insight, legal expertise, trivia, divergent interpretations, and anecdotes that show how the Constitution affects modern life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Written Out of History
The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government
Hardcover ISBN: 0399564454
A senator and champion of a constitutionally limited government introduces readers to the influential, liberty-minded Americans who helped shape our Constitution, including Aaron Burr, whose “trial of the century