Vile, John.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments. - 6th ed. - Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2015. - 1 online resource (345 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents ; Preface to the Sixth Edition ; Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1 The Background and Purposes of the Constitution ; The Colonial Setting ; The Declaration of Independence ; The Background of the Declaration ; The Purpose of the Document ; The Idea of Equality of Human Rights ; The Purpose of Government ; The Right of Revolution ; Charges against the English King ; Indictments against the King and the Parliament ; War Atrocities and Slavery ; Recapitulation of Earlier Petitions ; Conclusion ; The Articles of Confederation The Background The Principles and Structures ; The Achievements and Problems ; Prelude to the Constitutional Convention ; The Constitutional Convention ; The Delegates ; The Rules ; The Virginia Plan ; The New Jersey Plan ; Prominent Convention Issues and Compromises ; Ratification of the Constitution ; The Preamble ; The Purposes of the Constitution ; Summary ; References and Suggestions for Further Study ; Chapter 2 Article I: The Legislative Branch ; The Outline of the Constitution and Separation of Powers ; The Priority of the Legislative Branch ; Bicameralism The U.S. House of RepresentativesTerms of Office and Qualifications for Voters ; Qualifications for the House ; Representation and Taxation ; The Three-Fifths Clause ; Initial State Representation ; House Vacancies ; The Speaker of the House ; The Power of Impeachment ; The U.S. Senate; Representation, Voting, and Terms ; Staggered Senate Terms and Vacancies ; Qualifications for the Senate ; The Legislative Role of the Vice President ; Other Senate Officers ; Trials of Impeachment ; The Consequences of Impeachment ; Other Matters Involving Congressional Operations ; Elections for Congress Housekeeping Provisions Congressional Compensation ; Congressional Privilege ; The Emoluments Clause ; Article I, Section 7-Procedures for Passing Laws; The Origination Clause ; Procedures for Lawmaking and Presidential Vetoes ; The Presentment Clause ; Article I, Section 8-Powers Granted to Congress; The Power of the Purse ; Power to Regulate Commerce ; A Note on Native Americans ; 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 ; The Suspension Clause and the Writ of Habeas Corpus ; Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto Laws ; Economic Protections for the States ; The Appropriation of Money ; Titles of Nobility ; Article I, Section 10-Limits on the States; Powers Reserved to the National Government ; The Contract Clause ; Other Economic Limits on the States ; Summary ; References and Suggestions for Further Study Chapter 3 Article II: The Executive Branch

Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013-2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted.

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Constitutional law -- United States.


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