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The Resource Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?, Richard B. Bernstein with Jerome Agel

Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?, Richard B. Bernstein with Jerome Agel

Label
Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?
Title
Amending America
Title remainder
if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Bernstein with Jerome Agel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Constitution is the mainspring of American public life. It guides how we govern ourselves and embodies our national ideals. We venerate the founding fathers for giving us a political and moral compass that retains its power two centuries hence, and many Americans stand with Abraham Lincoln in proclaiming our nation "the last best hope on earth." And yet, even as we marvel at the grandeur of our constitutional system, we can't resist tinkering with it. Amending America seeks to answer the enduring question, "If we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?" Richard B. Bernstein and Jerome Agel tell the dramatic story of how, over the past two hundred years, the American people have reshaped the Constitution to meet the country's changing needs. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 342.73/03
  • 347.3023
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4555
LC item number
.B47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?, Richard B. Bernstein with Jerome Agel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Devising the amending process. Antecedents of Article V -- An easy, regular, and constitutional way -- The first fruits of Article V : the Bill of Rights -- Setting the pattern : the Eleventh and Twelfth Amendments -- II. The amending process and the development of the Constitution. Take care of the Union -- Redefining the Union : the Civil War amendments -- Democratizing the Constitution : the progressive amendments -- Testing the limits of democratization -- The First Citizen : adjusting the presidency -- Roads not taken : proposed amendments to the Constitution -- The nation the amending process made -- With all the coolness of philosophers : proposals to rewrite the Constitution -- III. Implications of the amending process. Riddles without answers : issues of the amending process -- Amending America -- Appendix A : The Constitution of the United States (literal text, with Amendments through 1992) -- Appendix B : Amendments proposed by Congress but not ratified by the states -- Appendix C : Chronology of the Amendments
Control code
ocm26399010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780812920383
Lccn
92050499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)26399010
Label
Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?, Richard B. Bernstein with Jerome Agel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Devising the amending process. Antecedents of Article V -- An easy, regular, and constitutional way -- The first fruits of Article V : the Bill of Rights -- Setting the pattern : the Eleventh and Twelfth Amendments -- II. The amending process and the development of the Constitution. Take care of the Union -- Redefining the Union : the Civil War amendments -- Democratizing the Constitution : the progressive amendments -- Testing the limits of democratization -- The First Citizen : adjusting the presidency -- Roads not taken : proposed amendments to the Constitution -- The nation the amending process made -- With all the coolness of philosophers : proposals to rewrite the Constitution -- III. Implications of the amending process. Riddles without answers : issues of the amending process -- Amending America -- Appendix A : The Constitution of the United States (literal text, with Amendments through 1992) -- Appendix B : Amendments proposed by Congress but not ratified by the states -- Appendix C : Chronology of the Amendments
Control code
ocm26399010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780812920383
Lccn
92050499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)26399010

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