Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2002

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 635 sider
This second edition has been expanded by more than a third and is the only reference work that tells the whole story of constitutional amendments: the rigorous ratification process, the significance of the amendments that made it, and the notable and sometimes preposterous topics of the thousands that didn't.

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Indhold

A
1
B
29
C
55
D
131
E
153
F
183
G
209
H
217
R
373
S
393
T
441
U
483
V
491
W
505
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States
527
Appendix B Dates Amendments Were Proposed and Ratified
538

I
235
J
245
K
265
L
271
M
289
N
317
O
333
P
337
Appendix C Number of Amendments by Decade
539
Appendix D Most Popular Amending Proposals by Year Key Events and Publications Related to Constitutional Amendments
540
Appendix F Major Proposals by Individuals outside Congress Seeking Major Constitutional Changes
560
Bibliography
563
List of Cases
597
Index
601
About the Author
635
Copyright

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Side 529 - To establish post offices and post roads; To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and...
Side 532 - The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State. Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive...
Side 19 - May next, to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union...
Side 402 - against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department, the necessary constitutional means, and personal motives, to resist encroachments of the others.
Side 238 - President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Side 333 - I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.

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Om forfatteren (2003)

John R. Vile is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. He is the editor of ABC-CLIO's Great American Lawyers and Great American Judges, and author of The Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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