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Title Constitutional amendments, 1789 to the present / Kris E. Palmer, [editor] ; preface by R.B. Bernstein
Imprint Detroit : Gale Group, 2000
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF4557 C665 2000    AVAILABLE    30660400029364
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  342.7303 C7663 2000    AVAILABLE    30500101060666
Descript xlix, 716 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-652) and index
First amendment: religion and expression -- Second amendment: bearing arms -- Third amendment: quartering soldiers -- Fourth amendment: search and seizure -- Fifth amendment: rights of persons -- Sixth amendment: rights of accused in criminal prosecutions -- Seventh amendment: civil trials -- Eighth amendment: further guarantees in criminal cases -- Ninth amendment: unenumerated rights -- Tenth amendment: reserved powers -- Eleventh amendment: suits against states -- Twelfth amendment: election of president -- Thirteenth amendment: slavery and involuntary servitude -- Fourteenth amendment: rights guaranteed privileges and immunities of citizenship, due process, and equal protection -- Fifteenth amendment: right of citizens to vote -- Sixteenth amendment: income tax -- Seventeenth amendment: popular election of senators -- Eighteenth amendment: prohibition of intoxicating liquors -- Nineteenth amendment: women's suffrage rights -- Twentieth amendment: terms of the president, vice president, and members of Congress, etc. -- Twenty-first amendment: repeal of the eighteenth amendment -- Twenty-second amendment: presidential tenure -- Twenty-third amendment: presidential electors for the District of Columbia -- Twenty-fourth amendment: abolition of the poll tax qualification in federal elections -- Twenty-fifth amendment: presidential vacancy, disability, and inability -- Twenty-sixth amendment: reduction of voting age qualification -- Twenty-seventh amendment: congressional pay limitation -- Twenty-eighth amendment proposals -- Constitution of the United States -- Table of cases
Examines all of the amendments that have become part of the U.S. Constitution, discussing the political and social forces and individuals that contributed to each amendment, and considering their influence once passed; and explores the failed amendments, including six passed by Congress but rejected by the states
Subject Constitutional amendments -- United States
Constitutional history -- United States
Alt Author Palmer, Kris E., 1964-
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