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Blessings of Liberty : A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States (Hardcover) (Michael

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This concise, accessible text provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. Constitutional historian Michael Benedict stresses the role that the American people have played over time in defining the powers of government and the rights of individuals and minorities. He covers important trends and events in U.S. constitutional history, encompassing key Supreme Court and lower-court cases. The volume begins by discussing the English and colonial origins of American constitutionalism. Following an analysis of the American Revolution's meaning to constitutional history, the text traces the Constitution's evolution from the Early Republic to the present day. The third edition will be updated to emphasize the election of 2000, the Tea Party and the rise of popular constitutionalism, and the rise of judicial supremacy as seen in cases such as Citizens United, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage.
Number of Pages: 512.0
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Michael Les Benedict
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2016
TCIN: 51739979
UPC: 9781442259911
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6792

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