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

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 635 pagina's

A new, thoroughly revised edition of the only major reference source on constitutional amendments and the amendment process.


Extensively revised and updated, the second edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2002 provides everything students of the Constitution might ever want to know about amendments and the amendment process.

This title provides background historical material on successful and unsuccessful amendments and an overview of the thousands of failed amendments, including a proposed constitution for a new floating concrete island in the Caribbean, to be named Oceana. Readers will also encounter people like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Everett Dirksen, and James Madison, who championed specific amendments. Influential thinkers such as William Penn, Thomas Jefferson, and Francis Lieber are cited for their roles in shaping our philosophical understanding of the amending process.


- Over 425 alphabetically arranged entries explore everything from affirmative action, to balancing the budget, to victims' rights, to world government

- An extensive chronology updates new amendment proposals since the last edition

- A new preface provides an overview of how the amendment process evolved

- Five appendixes present the Constitution of the United States, dates amendments were proposed and ratified, number of amendments by decade, most popular amending proposals by year, and a chronological list of proposals by individuals outside congress

 

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Inhoudsopgave

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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Over de auteur (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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