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A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

John R. Vile
Format
Book
Published
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition
3rd ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Companion to the U.S. Constitution and its amendments
Companion to the US Constitution and its amendments
ISBN
0275972518 (alk. paper), 0275972526 (pbk. : alk.paper)
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Background of the Constitution 1
  • Colonial Setting
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Background of the Declaration
  • Purpose of the Document
  • Idea of Equality of Human Rights
  • Purpose of Government
  • Right of Revolution
  • Charges Against the English King
  • Indictments Against the King and the Parliament
  • War Atrocities
  • Recapitulation of Earlier Petitions
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Background
  • Principles and Structures
  • Problems
  • Prelude to the Constitutional Convention
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Delegates
  • Rules
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Prominent Convention Issues
  • Ratification of the Constitution
  • Chapter 2 Preamble and Article I: The Legislative Branch 23
  • America's Written Constitution
  • Preamble
  • Purposes of the Constitution
  • Separation of Powers and the Structure of the Constitution
  • Bicameralism
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Terms of Office and Qualifications
  • Representation and Taxation
  • Three-Fifths Clause
  • Initial State Representation
  • House Vacancies, the Speaker, and Impeachment
  • U.S. Senate
  • Representation, Voting, and Terms
  • Staggered Senate Terms and Vacancies
  • Qualifications
  • Legislative Role of the Vice President
  • Other Senate Officers
  • Trials of Impeachment
  • Other Matters Involving Congressional Operations
  • Elections for Congress
  • Housekeeping Provisions
  • Congressional Compensation and Privilege
  • Incompatibility Clause
  • Article I, Section 7--Procedures for Passing Laws
  • Revenue Bills
  • Procedures for Lawmaking and Presidential Vetoes
  • Presentment Clause
  • Article I, Section 8--Powers Granted to Congress
  • Taxing, Spending, and Borrowing
  • Power to Regulate Commerce
  • Power Over Naturalization and Bankruptcies
  • Coining Money and Establishing Uniform Standards
  • Establishing a Post Office and Promoting Scientific Advances
  • Establishing Lower Courts
  • War Powers
  • Calling the Militia
  • Governing the District of Columbia
  • Implied Powers
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Article I, Section 9--Limits on Congressional Powers
  • Slave Importation
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto Laws
  • Protections for the States
  • Appropriation of Money
  • Titles of Nobility
  • Article I, Section 10--Limits on the States
  • Powers Reserved to the National Government
  • Contract Clause
  • Other Limits on the States
  • Chapter 3 Article II: The Executive Branch 65
  • A Single Executive
  • Presidential Term
  • Presidential Selection and the Electoral College
  • Presidential Qualifications
  • Vice President and Presidential Disability
  • Presidential Salary
  • Presidential Oath
  • Presidential Duties
  • Commander-in-Chief
  • Getting Advice from the Cabinet
  • Power to Pardon and Reprieve
  • Negotiation and Ratification of Treaties
  • Presidential Appointment and Removal Powers
  • Interim Presidential Appointments
  • State of the Union Address
  • Power to Convene and Adjourn Congress
  • President as Chief Diplomat
  • Power to Execute the Laws and Executive Privilege
  • Commissioning of Military Officers
  • Presidential Impeachment
  • Chapter 4 Article III: The Judicial Branch 87
  • Organization and Guidelines
  • U.S. Supreme Court and Other Inferior Courts
  • Judicial Tenure
  • Judicial Qualifications
  • Judicial Compensation
  • Number of Justices
  • Supreme Court Decisions
  • Jurisdiction
  • Cases Based on Subject Matter and Parties to the Suit
  • Cases of Original and Appellate Jurisdiction
  • Limits on the Judicial Branch
  • Judicial Powers
  • Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Review
  • Judicial Review in Practice
  • Protections
  • Trial by Jury
  • Treason
  • Nature of Article III
  • Chapter 5 Article IV: The Federal System 103
  • Three Forms of Government
  • Layer Cake or Marble Cake?
  • Obligations of States to One Another
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause
  • Privileges and Immunities Clause
  • Extradition
  • Fugitive Slave Clause
  • Admission of New States
  • Governing the Territories
  • Obligations of the Nation to the States
  • Guarantee Clause
  • Rejected Doctrines of Federalism
  • Interposition
  • Nullification
  • Secession
  • Status of Local Governments
  • Chapter 6 Articles V-VII: The Amending Provision and Miscellaneous Matters 113
  • Importance of Amendments
  • Amending Procedures
  • Most Common Route
  • Unused Convention Mechanism
  • Rescissions
  • Is the Amending Process Exclusive?
  • Unamendable Provisions
  • History of Amendments in the United States
  • Article VI
  • Continuing Validity of Debts
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Oaths of Office and Prohibition of Religious Tests
  • Article VII
  • Convention Resolution
  • Chapter 7 Bill of Rights--The First Three Amendments 125
  • Application of the Bill of Rights
  • Bill of Rights: A Floor or a Ceiling?
  • Idea of Rights
  • Placement of the First Amendment
  • Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses
  • Three-Part Lemon Test and the Wall of Separation
  • Application of the Establishment Clause
  • Free Exercise Clause and the Belief/Practice Dichotomy
  • Application of the Free Exercise Clause
  • Justifications for Freedom of Speech
  • Tests for Subversive Speech
  • Subsidiary Principles
  • Obscenity
  • Symbolic Speech
  • Fighting Words
  • Libel
  • Commercial Speech
  • Freedom of the Press and Prior Restraint
  • Assembly and Petition
  • Right to Bear Arms
  • Prohibition Against Quartering Troops
  • Chapter 8 Bill of Rights and the Rights of the Accused--Amendments 4-7 153
  • Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
  • Administrative Searches
  • Exclusionary Rule
  • Indictment by Grand Jury
  • Double Jeopardy Provision
  • Protection Against Self-Incrimination
  • Due Process Clause
  • Takings Clause
  • Right to a Petit Jury
  • Rights of Notification, Confrontation, and Compulsory Process
  • Right to Counsel
  • Petit Juries in Common Law Cases
  • Chapter 9 Bill of Rights and Contemporary Amendments--Amendments 8-12 169
  • Eighth Amendment
  • Ninth Amendment and the Right to Privacy
  • Tenth Amendment and States' Rights
  • Eleventh Amendment and Suits Against the State
  • Twelfth Amendment and the Electoral College
  • Postscript to the Election of 2000
  • References and Suggestions for Further Study
  • Chapter 10 Post-Civil War Amendments--Amendments 13-15 183
  • Thirteenth Amendment and the End of Slavery
  • Citizenship Provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Three Important Guarantees
  • Supreme Court Decisions Limiting the Impact of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Brown and the Rebirth of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Equal Protection and Gender Classifications
  • Equal Protection and Other Classifications
  • Equal Protection and Legislative Apportionment
  • Reversing the Three-Fifths Clause
  • Restrictions on Former Rebels
  • Valid and Invalid Public Debts
  • Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Fifteenth Amendment
  • Lesson of the Post-War Amendments
  • Chapter 11 Progressive Era Amendments--Amendments 16-19 203
  • Sixteenth Amendment and the National Income Tax
  • Seventeenth Amendment and the Election of U.S. Senators
  • Eighteenth Amendment and the National Prohibition of Alcohol
  • Nineteenth Amendment and Women's Suffrage
  • Chapter 12 Other Amendments--Amendments 20-27 211
  • Lame-Duck Amendment
  • Presidential Vacancies
  • Repeal of National Alcohol Prohibition
  • A Limit on Presidential Terms of Office
  • Electoral Votes for the District of Columbia
  • Prohibition of Poll Taxes
  • Vacancies and Disabilities
  • Vacancies in the Vice Presidency
  • Cases of Presidential Disability
  • Eighteen-Year-Olds and the Right to Vote
  • A Twenty-Seventh Amendment?
  • Postscript on the American Future
  • Fifty Leading Cases 225
  • Constitution of the United States 251
  • Declaration of Independence 273
  • Articles of Confederation 279.
Description
xvi, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
Local Notes
LAW:Gift of Professor George Rutherglen
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