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

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The Constitution : an introduction
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The Constitution : an introduction
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Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
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eng
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"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"--
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The Constitution
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"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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DLC
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.P386 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
The Constitution : an introduction, Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
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The Constitution : an introduction, Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn891609201
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
346 p. :
Isbn
9780465053728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041943

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