The Complete Bill of Rights

Author: Neil H. Cogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The fundamental, inalienable rights and privileges set forth in the Bill of Rights represent the very foundations of American liberty. The Complete Bill of Rights, Second Edition is the only comprehensive collection of texts essential to understanding the Bill of Rights. Fully revised for the first time since 1997, this volume incorporates all pertinent materials from the debate on the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

The Complete Reconstruction Bill of Rights

Author: Neil H. Cogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195134445
Format: PDF
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The three Amendments to the Constitution known as the Reconstruction Amendments (1865-1875) guaranteed the rights of citizenship, equality, and personal liberty to all Americans. This companion to Cogan's acclaimed Complete Bill of Rights, which dealt with the first ten amendments, offers the most complete set of original texts -- clauses, draft-proposals, and historical debates-associated with this landmark period in Constitutional law. This first of three volumes covers the Thirteenth Amendment (1865), which abolished slavery and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which provided rights to "freedmen."

Double Jeopardy

Author: David Stewart Rudstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311802
Format: PDF
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This volume provides an up-to-date, in-depth analysis of the Double Jeopardy Clause.

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America From the Bill of Rights to Occupy Wall Street 3 volumes

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

Author: Daniel Dreisbach
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814720846
Format: PDF, Kindle
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No phrase in American letters has had a more profound influence on church-state law, policy, and discourse than Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state,” and few metaphors have provoked more passionate debate. Introduced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, Jefferson’s “wall” is accepted by many Americans as a concise description of the U.S. Constitution’s church-state arrangement and conceived as a virtual rule of constitutional law. Despite the enormous influence of the “wall” metaphor, almost no scholarship has investigated the text of the Danbury letter, the context in which it was written, or Jefferson’s understanding of his famous phrase. Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State offers an in-depth examination of the origins, controversial uses, and competing interpretations of this powerful metaphor in law and public policy.

Freeing the Presses

Author: Timothy E. Cook
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807148466
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most Americans consider a free press essential to democratic society -- either as an independent watchdog against governmental abuse of power or as a wide-open marketplace of ideas. But few understand that far-reaching public policies have shaped the news citizens receive. In an age when mass communication ranges from independent cable channels to the Internet, it is essential to assess these policies and their effects if we want the media to continue fulfilling their role. Freeing the Presses offers a pathbreaking inquiry into the theory and practice of freedom of the press at a critical time in the growing overlap between modern media and political discussion. Six political communication scholars draw upon history, sociology, political science, legal philosophy, and journalism to investigate whether the freedoms and privileges given to the news media and to reporters actually produce the results we expect. Their discussion covers past, present, and future media performance and engages a wide range of provocative questions.

Our Rights

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195313406
Format: PDF, Docs
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Our Rights explores twenty-three major rights of U.S. citizens guaranteed by the Constitution. Each chapter traces how a particular right--freedom of speech, the right to trial by jury, the right to bear arms, or the right to privacy, for example--has evolved as a result of legislation, social changes, and landmark Supreme Court cases. When Marie Barnette, a Jehovah's Witness, refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school because it contradicted her religious beliefs, the Supreme Court upheld her right to religious freedom, as guaranteed by the First Amendment. When a prominent Cleveland doctor named Same Sheppard was accused of murdering his wife, the publicity surrounding the trial was so pervasive and prejudicial that the Supreme Court declared it violated his right to a fair trial. At the center of each chapter is a story of how citizens fought for rights they believed were lawfully theirs. They were young and old, well-known and obscure, middle-class and poor, respectable and disreputable. But they made history when they stood up for their rights-the rights of all of us. Each chapter ends with a look at how that right applies today and how courts and lawmakers seek to balance individual liberties with important social concerns. For example, does the right to free speech give us the right to burn the U.S. flag? Does freedom of the press protect confidential sources of journalists? Because the definition of rights is always evolving, a concluding chapter discusses the future of our rights and the possibility of new guarantees, such as the right to health care, that may result from current political and social movements.

The Bill of Rights

Author: Tom Head
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN:
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Presents a collection of primary documents, including speeches, articles, and memoirs, about the the Bill of Rights, from such figures as Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Earl Warren.

The Bill of Rights

Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Uses contemporary documents to explore the history of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the British traditions on which they were based, and their impact on American society.