America's Lone Star Constitution by Lucas A. Powe; Lucas A. PoweThe all-white primary -- After the Voting Rights Act -- From discrimination to affirmative action -- Railroads -- Oil -- School finance -- Immigration -- Freedom of speech and the press -- Freedom of and from religion -- Abortion -- Prosecuting consensual adult sex -- Capital punishment -- Tom DeLay's mid-decade redistricting.
Publication Date: 2018
The Authentic Constitution by Arthur E. PalumboThe "authentic Constitution"- its origin and purpose -- The founding principles -- The American republic -- The powers of Congress -- Money and banking -- Taxation and the sixteenth amendment -- Regulating commerce -- The war power -- Foreign policy -- State militias and the right to keep and bear arms -- The Senate and the seventeenth amendment -- The Bill of Rights and the fourteenth amendment -- Electing the President -- Immigration -- The judiciary -- Year of infamy -- Reclaiming America's legacy.
Publication Date: 2009
Civil Rights and Liberties: provocative questions and evolving answers by Harold J. SullivanChapter Four Equality Under the Constitution; Introduction; Question 1 How does the Constitution make us equal? Question 2 If the Constitution commands "equal protection of the laws," why was racial segregation permitted for so long?Question 3 Why did the courts order "forced busing"?; Question 4 Isn't "affirmative action" just another form of racial or sexual discrimination?; Question 5 May government "discriminate" on the basis of race in order to advance the cause of racial diversity?; Question 6 Do we still need a new Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to secure gender equality?; Question 7 How do you know if you are a victim of unconstitutional discrimination?
Constitutional amendments by Mark GrossmanThis thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of our nation's 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789.
Conventional Wisdom by John R. VileThe Constitutional Convention of 1787 and its origins -- The establishment of the amending provisions in Article V and the ratification provisions in Article VII -- The history of Constitutional Amendments in the United States -- The lae Eighteenth century and Nineteenth century provide a rival set of Convention precedents -- A survey of early commentary on Article V -- The modern debate over limiting conventions -- Using criteria and ideal types to think about the big picture -- The selection and likely characteristics of delegates -- Organizationaol and logistical issues related to Article V Conventions -- Different kinds of Conventions.
Publication Date: 2016
The dynamic constitution by Richard H. Fallon, Jr.The Dynamic Constitution -- Part I. Individual Rights under the Constitution -- Freedom of speech -- Freedom of religion -- Protection of economic liberties -- Fundamental rights 'enumerated' in the Bill of Rights -- Equal protection of the laws -- "Unenumerated" fundamental rights -- Part II. The Constitutional Separation of Powers -- The powers of Congress -- Executive power -- Judicial power -- Part. III. Further Issues of Constitutional Structure and Individual Rights -- Structural limits on state power and resulting individual rights -- The Constitution in war and emergency -- Reach of the Constitution and Congress' enforcement powers -- Conclusion.
Publication Date: 2013
Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution by Jeff BroadwaterThe coarse and dry study of the law: 1743-1774 -- A happy talent of composition: 1774-1776 -- A friendship was formed: 1776-1781 -- All the world is becoming commercial: 1781-1785 -- Confusion ... must stifle all enterprize: 1784-1786 -- A new government must be made: 1786-1787 -- Opposition enough to do good: 1787-1788 -- Let us secure what we can: 1788-1789.
Publication Date: 2019
Lincoln and the Constitution by Brian DirckThe Constitution in Lincoln's early years -- Lincoln, the Constitution, and slavery during the sectional crisis -- Lincoln and the Declaration of Independence -- Becoming president, and defending the Union -- The war, civil liberties, and ex parte merryman -- Congress and winning the war -- Lincoln and the radicals -- The war and African Americans.
Publication Date: 2012
No Establishment of Religion C by T. Jeremy Gunn (Editor); John Witte (Editor)No Establishment of Religion shows how America's ongoing battles over religion and education, immigration, polygamy, religious funding, religious exemptions, and more have made the original and evolving understanding of disestablishment of religion a source of perennial cultural and constitutional controversy. The authors of the essays in the volume stake out strong and sometimes competing positions on what ''no establishment of religion'' meant to the American founders and what it can and should mean for America today.
Publication Date: 2012
Originalism and the Good Constitution by John O. McGinnis; Michael B. RappaportOriginalism : Its Discontents and the Supermajoritarian Solution -- The Nature of the Argument -- The Supermajoritarian Theory of Constitutionalism -- The Compliance of the US Constitution with Desirable Supermajority Rules -- The Continuing Desirability of an Old Supermajoritarian Constitution -- Supermajoritarian Failure, Including the Exclusion of African Americans and Women -- Original Methods Originalism -- Original Methods versus Constitutional Construction -- Precedent, Originalism, and the Constitution -- The Normative Theory of Precedent -- Imagining an Originalist Future.
Publication Date: 2013
A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution by Andrew B. ArnoldStructure and Preamble "We the people. . ." -- Three Branches of Government. Article 1. Legislative; Article 2. Executive; Article 3. Judicial -- Limitations on State Sovereignty. Article 4. States -- Ratification, Amending, and National Supremacy. Article 5. Amending the Constitution; Article 6. National Supremacy; Article 7. Ratification Process -- Amendments. Bill of Rights; Early Refinements; Civil War Amendments; Progressive Era; New Deal and Post–World War II; Most Recent -- Conclusion. The American Creed; Constitutional Quotations
Restoring the Lost Constitution by Randy E. BarnettThe U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless.
Publication Date: 2013
Semblances of Sovereignty by Thomas Alexander AleinikoffContents -- SEMBLANCES OF SOVEREIGNTY -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Sovereignty Cases and the Pursuit of an American Nation-State -- 3 The Citizen-State: From the Warren Court to the Rehnquist Court -- 4 Commonwealth and the Constitution: The Case of Puerto Rico -- 5 The Erosion of American Indian Sovereignty -- 6 Indian Tribal Sovereignty beyond Plenary Power -- 7 Plenary Power, Immigration Regulation, and Decentered Citizenship -- 8 Reconceptualizing Sovereignty: Toward a New American Narrative
The American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's guardian of civil liberties and leading expert on the Constitution has developed Constitution Day Brought To You By The ACLU, which is an innovative and interactive program that provides a fun and exciting learning opportunity for students on Constitution Day.
Between December 1787 and May 1790 each of the original thirteen states called a convention—or conventions, in the case of North Carolina—to consider the Constitution. The maps illustrate the final votes for and against the Constitution in each of these state conventions.
Resources identified in JSTOR that specifically mention the "US Constitution," were published after 2019, and which are associated with one the following subjects: African American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Feminist & Women's Studies, and Philosophy