Amending America: If We Love the Constitution So Much, why Do We Keep Trying to Change It?

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Times Books, 1993 - 392 páginas
The Constitution is the mainspring of American public life. It guides how we govern ourselves and embodies our national ideals. We venerate the founding fathers for giving us a political and moral compass that retains its power two centuries hence, and many Americans stand with Abraham Lincoln in proclaiming our nation "the last best hope on earth." And yet, even as we marvel at the grandeur of our constitutional system, we can't resist tinkering with it. Amending America seeks to answer the enduring question, "If we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?" Richard B. Bernstein and Jerome Agel tell the dramatic story of how, over the past two hundred years, the American people have reshaped the Constitution to meet the country's changing needs. - Jacket flap.

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AMENDING AMERICA: If We Love the Constitution So Much, Why Do We Keep Trying to Change It?

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In a thoughtful history of the Amendments to the Constitution, Bernstein (New York Law School) and Agel (coauthor with Bernstein of the YA title The Congress, 1987, etc.) point out that America is ... Leer comentario completo

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From its ratification in 1789 to the present day, the U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. According to the authors, over 10,000 more amendments have been debated and rejected. As Bernstein ... Leer comentario completo

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Antecedents of Article V
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An Easy Regular and Constitutional Way
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The Bill of Rights
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