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The Resource The U.S. Constitution : a very short introduction, David J. Bodenhamer

The U.S. Constitution : a very short introduction, David J. Bodenhamer

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The U.S. Constitution : a very short introduction
Title
The U.S. Constitution
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
David J. Bodenhamer
Title variation
United States Constitution
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history: federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. As our nation's circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution. Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate, economic inequality, and immigration, along with a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bodenhamer, David J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
v. 566
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
Label
The U.S. Constitution : a very short introduction, David J. Bodenhamer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The revolutionary Constitution -- 2. Federalism -- 3. Balance of powers -- 4. Property -- 5. Representation -- 6. Equality -- 7. Rights -- 8. Security -- Epilogue: The future Constitution
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 143 pages
Isbn
9780195378320
Lccn
2017050024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028126634
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005871190
Label
The U.S. Constitution : a very short introduction, David J. Bodenhamer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The revolutionary Constitution -- 2. Federalism -- 3. Balance of powers -- 4. Property -- 5. Representation -- 6. Equality -- 7. Rights -- 8. Security -- Epilogue: The future Constitution
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 143 pages
Isbn
9780195378320
Lccn
2017050024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028126634
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005871190

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