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We The People Volume 2

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674003972
Genre : History
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Volume 3, Publisher description: The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Challenging conventional legal analysis and arguing instead that constitutional politics won the day, he describes the complex interactions among branches of government--and also between government and the ordinary people who participated in the struggle. He showcases leaders such as Everett Dirksen, Hubert Humphrey, and Richard Nixon who insisted on real change, not just formal equality, for blacks and other minorities. The Civil Rights Revolution transformed the Constitution, but not through judicial activism or Article V amendments. The breakthrough was the passage of laws that ended the institutionalized humiliations of Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth. This legislation gained congressional approval only because of the mobilized support of the American people--and their principles deserve a central place in the nation's history. Ackerman's arguments are especially important at a time when the Roberts Court is actively undermining major achievements of America' Second Reconstruction.

We The People

Author : Benjamin Ginsberg
ISBN : 0393283623
Genre : Political Science
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Politics is relevant and participation matters.

We The People

Author : Lynne Cheney
ISBN : 9781442429154
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Now in paperback, Lynne Cheney’s New York Times bestselling illustrated history of how the Constitution came to be. “I am mortified beyond expression when I view the clouds which have spread over the brightest morn that ever dawned upon any country.” —George Washington America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and in Massachusetts farmers had taken up arms against the government. Was our country, which had fought so hard for its independence, going to survive? In May 1787 delegates from across the country—including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin—gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States. Their efforts turned a shaky alliance of states into a nation that would prosper and grow powerful, drawing its strength for centuries to come from “We the people” and inspiring hope for freedom around the world. Now in paperback for the first time, this richly illustrated tale of a crucial point in our nation’s history will enthrall readers young and old.

We The People

Author : Juan Williams
ISBN : 9780307952042
Genre : History
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"In We the People, renown journalist, Fox political analyst, and bestselling author Juan Williams examines the lives of the men and women in the 20th century who have extended the Founding Fathers' original vision of the country and reshaped what America is"--

We The People

Author : John A. Buck
ISBN : 0979282705
Genre : Law
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"We the People" describes a new method of governing that creates more inclusive and efficient organizations. Sociocracy ensures the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to everyone, and in the process, makes businesses more profitable and non-profit organizations more effective.

We The People Volume 3

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674416499
Genre : Law
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The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v Board of Education. Laws that ended Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth gained congressional approval only after the American people mobilized their support.

Our Republican Constitution

Author : Randy E. Barnett
ISBN : 9780062412300
Genre : Political Science
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A concise history of the long struggle between two fundamentally opposing constitutional traditions, from one of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars—a manifesto for renewing our constitutional republic. The Constitution of the United States begins with the words: “We the People.” But from the earliest days of the American republic, there have been two competing notions of “the People,” which lead to two very different visions of the Constitution. Those who view “We the People” collectively think popular sovereignty resides in the people as a group, which leads them to favor a “democratic” constitution that allows the “will of the people” to be expressed by majority rule. In contrast, those who think popular sovereignty resides in the people as individuals contend that a “republican” constitution is needed to secure the pre-existing inalienable rights of “We the People,” each and every one, against abuses by the majority. In Our Republican Constitution, renowned legal scholar Randy E. Barnett tells the fascinating story of how this debate arose shortly after the Revolution, leading to the adoption of a new and innovative “republican” constitution; and how the struggle over slavery led to its completion by a newly formed Republican Party. Yet soon thereafter, progressive academics and activists urged the courts to remake our Republican Constitution into a democratic one by ignoring key passes of its text. Eventually, the courts complied. Drawing from his deep knowledge of constitutional law and history, as well as his experience litigating on behalf of medical marijuana and against Obamacare, Barnett explains why “We the People” would greatly benefit from the renewal of our Republican Constitution, and how this can be accomplished in the courts and the political arena.

We The People The Citizen The Constitution

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ISBN : 9780898183566
Genre : Political Science
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We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution teaches middle school students about civics, government, and active citizenship. The textbook, composed of 6 units and 30 lessons, uses critical-thinking exercises and cooperative-learning strategies to teach the history and principles of American constitutional democracy. Lessons include "What were the British colonies in America like in the 1770s?" and "What experiences led to the American Revolution?" We the People is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Reading and Writing and the National Standards for Civics and Government. A paper teacher's guide can be purchased from the Center for Civic Education. We the People has been used by thousands of students nationwide since 1987. Recommended for grades 6-8. Copyright 2017, Center for Civic Education

We The People

Author : Leo Huberman
ISBN : 9781583674840
Genre : History
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We The People

Author : Thom Hartmann
ISBN : 1882109384
Genre : Political Science
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America's remarkable 230-year experiment in republican democracy is in grave danger. Its inspired vision and values have been corrupted, and the government is increasingly alienating both its own citizens and its global neighbors. Thom Hartmann -- our contemporary Thomas Paine -- clearly articulates the magnitude of the threat, while unveiling how we got here and offering specific, practical steps for restoring our beloved democracy.

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