Lessons of the Constitution Student Workbook

Author: Pamela Romney Openshaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988255029
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This Student Workbook SECOND EDITION, contains lessons with questions to answer by the student on each of the 129 vignettes in the book "Promises of the Constitution: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. It is designed to go hand in hand with the main text. to study and do the exercises in this workbook to reinforce the main book, Promises of the Constitution..... This Second Edition has been updated with minor changes over the 2013 first edition along with the Parent/Teacher second edition as well.

Promises Of The Constitution

Author: Pamela Romney Openshaw
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483529800
Format: PDF, ePub
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PROMISES OF THE CONSTITUTION This is the Story of the Constitution in 5 Minutes a day! 1 1/2 page vignettes, each easily read in 3-5 minutes. What has happened to our Constitution? The document that gave us the greatest prosperity in the modern world has been twisted and ignored into a shadow of its former greatness. Promises of the Constitution offers a fascinating journey through America's formation at God's hand, through the Constitution, itself, and through the caustic changes that have stripped our freedom and prosperity. Can we fix our Constitution? We can! Promises of the Constitution tells us how and gives a message of hope for America. Promises of the Constitution makes it easy to understand our national greatness and teach it to our families. This is the perfect book for families to read together. YESTERDAY Men of wisdom, integrity and dedication, our Founding Fathers came together to create the United States Constitution--a system of government that offered a level of freedom, protection, prosperity and peace never before seen in the modern world. Repeatedly, they stated that God had inspired their efforts. Under their system of inspired government America experienced great prosperity. In the early 1900’s, America produced over one-half of the world’s goods with just 6% of its population and only 5% of the world’s land mass. TODAY Gradual erosion and deliberate political chicanery have greatly restricted our freedoms. Our businesses are shackled with thousands of regulations that stifle productivity and drive jobs out of the country. Taxes take our income, the national debt skyrockets with no end in sight, and truth in politics and our media has vanished. Most Americans are frustrated and feel they are helpless to change what is happening in our once proud and independent country. TOMORROW We can return to the greatness we once knew. Yes, there will be challenges but as we unite and come together, we can restore the Constitution of our inspired Founders. We can regain our freedom, protection, prosperity, and peace. Americans have the strength, determination, and desire to bring back those principles of honor that made us the greatest nation in modern history. It can be done. We can shape our history. Our lives, our liberties, and our property were protected under the original Constitution of the United States of America. This inspired document guaranteed these God-given rights of all Americans. The original US Constitution was the most profound freedom document ever written. Changes have been made to our Constitution that destroyed our liberty, prosperity and protections. Enemies of liberty have taken steps to dismantle it. We can regain our God-given rights and prosperity if we act wisely and soon. Promises of the Constitution unfolds the fascinating story of how God directed the building of America and inspired those who wrote this brilliant instrument of liberty. It explains the genius of our Constitution in simple terms, identifies the enemies of the Constitution, and outlines our actions to regain lost freedoms. The perfect book to read yourself or with your family. You will quickly learn the ingenious principles found in our Constitution and how it has been changed by the dishonorable for their self-serving purposes. Promises of the Constitution explains current events that affect our liberty. It provides workable solutions.

Promises Of The Constitution

Author: Pamela Romney Openshaw
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483529800
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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PROMISES OF THE CONSTITUTION This is the Story of the Constitution in 5 Minutes a day! 1 1/2 page vignettes, each easily read in 3-5 minutes. What has happened to our Constitution? The document that gave us the greatest prosperity in the modern world has been twisted and ignored into a shadow of its former greatness. Promises of the Constitution offers a fascinating journey through America's formation at God's hand, through the Constitution, itself, and through the caustic changes that have stripped our freedom and prosperity. Can we fix our Constitution? We can! Promises of the Constitution tells us how and gives a message of hope for America. Promises of the Constitution makes it easy to understand our national greatness and teach it to our families. This is the perfect book for families to read together. YESTERDAY Men of wisdom, integrity and dedication, our Founding Fathers came together to create the United States Constitution--a system of government that offered a level of freedom, protection, prosperity and peace never before seen in the modern world. Repeatedly, they stated that God had inspired their efforts. Under their system of inspired government America experienced great prosperity. In the early 1900’s, America produced over one-half of the world’s goods with just 6% of its population and only 5% of the world’s land mass. TODAY Gradual erosion and deliberate political chicanery have greatly restricted our freedoms. Our businesses are shackled with thousands of regulations that stifle productivity and drive jobs out of the country. Taxes take our income, the national debt skyrockets with no end in sight, and truth in politics and our media has vanished. Most Americans are frustrated and feel they are helpless to change what is happening in our once proud and independent country. TOMORROW We can return to the greatness we once knew. Yes, there will be challenges but as we unite and come together, we can restore the Constitution of our inspired Founders. We can regain our freedom, protection, prosperity, and peace. Americans have the strength, determination, and desire to bring back those principles of honor that made us the greatest nation in modern history. It can be done. We can shape our history. Our lives, our liberties, and our property were protected under the original Constitution of the United States of America. This inspired document guaranteed these God-given rights of all Americans. The original US Constitution was the most profound freedom document ever written. Changes have been made to our Constitution that destroyed our liberty, prosperity and protections. Enemies of liberty have taken steps to dismantle it. We can regain our God-given rights and prosperity if we act wisely and soon. Promises of the Constitution unfolds the fascinating story of how God directed the building of America and inspired those who wrote this brilliant instrument of liberty. It explains the genius of our Constitution in simple terms, identifies the enemies of the Constitution, and outlines our actions to regain lost freedoms. The perfect book to read yourself or with your family. You will quickly learn the ingenious principles found in our Constitution and how it has been changed by the dishonorable for their self-serving purposes. Promises of the Constitution explains current events that affect our liberty. It provides workable solutions.

Russia and Its Constitution

Author: Gordon B. Smith
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900415535X
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How is the Russian Constitution, ratified in 1993, being implemented today? A team of distinguished scholars assesses the promise and the realities of Russian constitutionalism in a number of critical areas.

Promises to Keep

Author: Donald G. Nieman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195055610
Format: PDF, ePub
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African-Americans have had an ambivalent relationship with the Constitution for more than two hundred years. Throughout most of American history, racist interpretations of the Constitution have sanctioned a legal system supportive of slavery, marked blacks as inferiors, rendered them politically powerless, and denied them justice and access to society's resources. Yet both black and white opponents of slavery and racial subordination--from antebellum abolitionists to twentieth-century civil rights leaders--have found principles in the Constitution that support their demands for freedom, citizenship, and equality. In Promises to Keep, Donald G. Nieman tells the story of this paradoxical relationship, tracing it from the birth of the Republic to current battles over school segregation, voting rights, and affirmative action. While Nieman examines the devastating effects of constitutionally sanctioned racism on the lives of African-Americans, he also shows how blacks and their white allies have been active agents of constitutional change since the early nineteenth century, forging an egalitarian constitutionalism and using it to press a reluctant nation to honor its long-deferred promise of equality. Compact, lively, and readable, Promises to Keep illuminates the past and offers a fresh perspective on the current debate over civil rights, showing how it too often ignores the tragic history of law and race in America. This is the first volume of Bicentennial Essays on the Bill of Rights, an important series co-sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and Oxford University Press, under the general editorship of Kermit L. Hall.

The Promise of Human Rights

Author: Jamie Mayerfeld
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812248163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jamie Mayerfeld defends international human rights law as a necessary extension of domestic checks and balances and therefore essential to constitutional government. The book combines theoretical reflections on democracy and constitutionalism with a case study of the contrasting human rights policies of Europe and the United States.

The Promises of Liberty

Author: Alexander Tsesis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520131
Format: PDF
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In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It also laid the foundations for future civil rights and social justice legislation. Yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation have curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty provides a full portrait of the Thirteenth Amendment and its potential for ensuring liberty. The collection begins with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis, who discusses the failure of the Thirteenth Amendment to achieve its framers' objectives. The next piece, by Alexander Tsesis, provides a detailed account of the Amendment's revolutionary character. James M. McPherson, another Pulitzer recipient, recounts the influence of abolitionists on the ratification process, and Paul Finkelman focuses on who freed the slaves and President Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery. Michael Vorenberg revisits the nineteenth century's understanding of freedom and citizenship and the Amendment's surprisingly small role in the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction periods. William M. Wiecek shows how the Supreme Court's narrow interpretation once rendered the guarantee of freedom nearly illusory, and the collection's third Pulitzer Prize winner, David M. Oshinsky, explains how peonage undermined the prohibition against compulsory service. Subsequent essays relate the Thirteenth Amendment to congressional authority, hate crimes legislation, the labor movement, and immigrant rights. These chapters analyze unique features of the amendment along with its elusive meanings and affirm its power to reform criminal and immigration law, affirmative action policies, and the protection of civil liberties.

The Constitution of the Russian Federation

Author: Jane Henderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316484
Format: PDF
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This book provides a critical and contextual understanding of the current Russian Constitution. It comprises seven chapters: an introduction followed by substantive chapters covering specific aspects of Russia's constitutional history, structure and practice: the history and nature of the constitution; an overview of the current 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation and the background to its adoption by plebiscite; executive power, the role and accountability of the President as Head of State, and the formation and powers of the federal government; the legislature and its formation, elections and the methods for forming the two chambers (State Duma and Federation Council) of the legislature (Federal Assembly); the constitutional role of the courts, the way in which rights are defined in constitutional terms and methods for their enforcement; and finally a concluding chapter that focuses on characteristic features of Russian polity and constitutionality in the context of constitutional stability, reform and change. This is an essential work of reference for anyone who wishes to embark on studying Russian law and politics, and a reflective assessment of progress in the modern era.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

Author: Jefferson Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724720337
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Founding Fathers The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Constitutional Redemption

Author: J. M. Balkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058747
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Political constitutions are compromises with injustice. What makes the U.S. Constitution legitimate is Americans’ faith that the constitutional system can be made “a more perfect union.” Balkin argues that the American constitutional project is based in hope and a narrative of shared redemption, and its destiny is still over the horizon.