The Constitution of the United States
A Primer for the People 2nd Revised edition
By (author) David P. Currie
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Constitution of the United States by David P. Currie
Book DescriptionA masterly introduction to the United States Constitution, this slim book leads the reader through a concise overview of the document's individual articles and amendments. With clear and accessible language, Currie then examines each of the three branches of the federal government and explains the relation between the federal and state governments. He analyzes those constitutional provisions that are designed to protect citizens from governmental interference, such as the due process and equal protection clauses and the confusing first amendment provisions respecting the separation of church and state, and includes discussions of judicial review and freedom of speech and of the press. A sympathetic yet critical guide, Currie's book enables students and laypersons to understand one of the cornerstones of the Western political tradition. The second edition, along with an updated chronology and bibliography, incorporates the Supreme Court decisions over the past decade that have affected constitutional interpretation. "Superb . . . highly recommended for those seeking a reliable, understandable, and useful introduction to our constitution." "Appellate Practice Journal and Update""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226131047
(205mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David P. Currie
Constitution in Congress, Paperback (December 2013)
Features an examination of the role that the legislative and executive branches have played in the development of constitutional interpretation. This title covers the political events of the period leading up to the start of the Civil War, showing how the slavery question, although seldom overtly discussed in the debates.
Constitution in the Supreme Court, Paperback (December 1993)» View all books by David P. Currie
This volume traces the development of the Supreme Court from Chief Justice Fuller (1888-1910) to the retirement of Chief Justice Burger (1969-1986).
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