A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition

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John R. Vileauthor

John R. Vile is professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University and the author of numerous scholarly works on the U.S. Constitution and early American history.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition

20211031

Praeger

Pages 376
Topics American Democracy;Legislative Branch;Judicial Branch;Founders;Executive Branch;Constitutional Amendments;Constitution;Civil Rights and Liberties;Bill of Rights;American Revolution;U.S. Constitution;Constitutional Law;Supreme Court;Democracy;Voting and Elections

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A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 7th Edition

Author(s): Vile, John;
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Abstract:

The U.S. Constitution and its 27 amendments (including the Bill of Rights) is a living document, as evidenced by new laws and Supreme Court rulings that with each passing year change how its guidelines are interpreted and implemented.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments is designed to show students just how revolutionary the Constitution was—and how relevant it remains today. This seventh revised edition of the Companion begins by revisiting the key events leading to the Constitution's ratification, including the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, then explores the document article by article, amendment by amendment, to help readers better understand how each section of the document shapes the world we live in today.

In addition, the Companion illuminates how new laws, political debates, and Supreme Court decisions are continually reshaping our understanding of the Constitution and its role in American life and society—including such essential and foundational elements of democracy as voting; elections; the peaceful transfer of power; equality before the law; civil rights and liberties; and the duties, responsibilities, and obligations of the nation's three branches of government.


  • Thorough analysis by John R. Vile, recognized as one of the country's leading scholars on the U.S. Constitution
  • In-depth and updated discussion of every constitutional article and amendment
  • New "Questions for Reflection and Discussion" feature for every chapter
  • Extended exploration of Supreme Court decisions of major import in shaping modern understandings of the Constitution
  • Chronology of key events in constitutional history

SortTitle: a companion to the united states constitution and its amendments, 7th edition
Edition: 7
Keyword(s): American Democracy; Legislative Branch; Judicial Branch; Founders; Executive Branch; Constitutional Amendments; Constitution; Civil Rights and Liberties; Bill of Rights; American Revolution; U.S. Constitution; Constitutional Law; Supreme Court; Democracy; Voting and Elections
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John R. Vileauthor

John R. Vile is professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University and the author of numerous scholarly works on the U.S. Constitution and early American history.

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Pages: 376
Publication Date: 20211031

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