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A history of the making of the Constitution focuses on Madison and Hamilton's dynamic leadership contributions to the effort to construct a national government. America's great underdog story from New York Times bestselling author Charles Cerami. Seven years after the revolution, America was in crisis. The government didn't work, but the citizens didn't care-or were in a state of rebellion. Then two unknown men, Hamilton and Madison (unknown especially compared to the revered Founding Fathers), envisioned a plan that no one else thought could happen: a truly United States. Against all odds, these men maneuvered and strategized to get the right men to agree on the right ideas. The result: the most brilliant political document ever and a powerful United States.
Contents: Slavery's Constitution : Constitution, slavery, and the coming of the Civil War ; Secession crisis : amending the Constitution to protect slavery ; Preserving the Constitution in the War for Emancipation -- Freedom's Constitution : Popular origins of universal emancipation ; Emancipation and reconstruction, Republicans and Democrats ; Presidential emancipation : Lincoln's Reconstruction Proclamation ; Congress responds : proposals for an abolition amendment ; Drafting of the thirteenth amendment -- Facing freedom : Legal theory and practical politics ; Democracy divided ; African Americans and the inadequacy of constitutional emancipation -- Debating freedom : Antislavery amendment and Republican unity ; Slavery, Union, and the meaning of the war ; Constitutional freedom and racial equality ; Unconstitutional constitutional amendment ; Dubious victory -- Key note of freedom : New party, a new amendment : the radical Democrats ; National Union Party and the amendment ; Race, reconstruction, and the Constitution : the changing context ; Party unity and presidential politics -- War within a war : emancipation and the election of 1864 : Parties dividing ; Peace feelers and peace fiascoes ; Retreat from Niagara ; Miscegenation and abolition ; State politics and abolition -- King's cure : New campaign for constitutional emancipation ; Lame ducks, lobbyists, and Lincoln ; Confronting constitutional failure ; Final vote -- Contested legacy of constitutional freedom : Meanings of freedom : the Union states and ratification ; Securing the union : the Confederate states and ratification ; Enacting the amendment : Congress and civil rights ; Legacies denied : the thirteenth amendment in the gilded age ; Legacies preserved : the thirteenth amendment in the 20th century -- Appendix : Votes on antislavery amendment
Contents: Introduction:The Argument for the Secret Constitution - Redemption Under Law - Radical Gettysburg - Nationhood - Loyalty and Betrayal – Equality - The Revolution That Never Was - Equality Without Vision - A Maxim of Justice: Its Birth and Rebirth - The Secret Constitution Resurgent - Government as Partner Against the Past - Neither Blue Nor Gray - Afterword: Election Blues 2000
Contents: The framers' classical education and world view -- Classical political models and the founders -- 3. Constitution-making and ancient history -- Modern resonances -- The classical constitution.
Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically
"Some interpret it as protecting personal privilege to own and carry firearms, others to bear arms in relation to militia service. Book concludes that it is meant only to protect the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms" for the purpose of defending the country in a militia force against foreign or domestic armies"--Provided by publisher.
Contents: The background of the framers' thinking -- The history of the Second Amendment -- The original legal meaning of the Second Amendment and the military provisions of the constitution -- Antirevolutionists -- Libertarians and populists -- The militia movement's theory of the Second Amendment -- Outgroups and the Second Amendment -- The silent crisis -- Redeeming the people.
This title addresses key, cutting-edge issues regarding the First Amendment, including freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of speech, and freedom of organization. It provides both historical information and current, 21st-century topics in First Amendment issues such as Occupy Movements and student rights and responsibilities in freedom of religion and speech cases.
Contents: Building on shadows -- Neutrality -- Hostility -- Liberty -- Equality -- Separationism -- Accommodationism -- The meaning and recognition of religion under the religion clauses -- The ebb and flow of religion clause principles -- The facilitation test.
Contents: Plugging into the Fourth Amendment's matrix -- Violence as political expression -- The quantity and quality of evidence -- Modern implications I : peoplehood and inter-branch responsibilities -- Modern implications II : precedent and political meaning -- Expressive violence and southern honor -- Slave locomotion -- Mobility's meaning for the South -- Mobility's meaning for the North -- Privacy and property -- Civil War and Reconstruction -- Law on the street.