The American State Constitutional Tradition

The American State Constitutional Tradition
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Total Pages 430
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The first comprehensive study of all 114 state constitutional conventions for which there are records--from Connecticut's in 1818 to New Hampshire's in 1984. By integrating state constitution-makers with the federal constitutional tradition, this path-breaking work yields a superior understanding of how American citizens have chosen to govern themselves.

The American State Constitutional Tradition
  • Author : John J. Dinan,Professor John J Dinan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

The first comprehensive study of all 114 state constitutional conventions for which there are records--from Connecticut's in 1818 to New Hampshire's in 1984. By integrating state constitution-makers with the federal constitutional tradition, this path-breaking work yields a superior understanding of how American citizens have chosen to govern themselves.

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Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places
  • Author : Emily Zackin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-21

Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an

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State Constitutional Politics
  • Author : John Dinan
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-06

Since the US Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended just twenty-seven times, with ten of those amendments coming in the first two years following ratification. By contrast, state constitutions have been completely rewritten on a regular basis, and the current documents have been amended on average 150 times.

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The Virginia State Constitution
  • Author : John Dinan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13

The Virginia State Constitution examines constitutional amendments, court decisions, attorney general opinions, and legislative deliberations bearing on the development and interpretation of the Virginia Constitution. The book contains a detailed history of the Virginia Constitution, with particular attention to key moments in the state's constitutional development, from the 1776 Constitution through

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The American Constitutional Tradition
  • Author : H. Lowell Brown
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-05-24

Closer examination of foundational, revolutionary documents, and of the colonial legislation enacted on the basis of those foundational documents, reveals an American tradition of constitutionalism that the Revolutionaries were able to draw upon when fashioning their constitutions for the newly independent states and for the federal government.

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The Virginia State Constitution
  • Author : John J. Dinan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-11

In contrast with the U.S. Constitution, which has been amended only 27 times since it was drafted in 1787, the Virginia Constitution has been the subject of many revisions since its adoption by the Convention of 1776. Significant changes have been brought about at the recommendation of revision commissions. On a number

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Ex Uno Plura
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2003

Read online Ex Uno Plura written by , published by SUNY Press which was released on 2003. Download full Ex Uno Plura Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The American Constitutional Tradition
  • Author : H. Lowell Brown
  • Publisher : Law, Culture, and the Humaniti
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01

Closer examination of foundational, revolutionary documents, and of the colonial legislation enacted on the basis of those foundational documents, reveals an American tradition of constitutionalism that the Revolutionaries were able to draw upon when fashioning their constitutions for the newly independent states and for the federal government.

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American Sovereigns
  • Author : Christian G. Fritz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-29

American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War challenges traditional American constitutional history, theory and jurisprudence that sees today's constitutionalism as linked by an unbroken chain to the 1787 Federal constitutional convention. American Sovereigns examines the idea that after the American Revolution, a collectivity - the people

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Bills of Rights Before the Bill of Rights
  • Author : Peter J. Galie,Christopher Bopst,Bethany Kirschner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-16

This book is a documentary history of the rights found in the American state constitutions adopted between 1776 and 1790. Despite the rich tradition of rights at the state level, rights in America have been identified almost exclusively with the national Bill of Rights. Indeed, there is no work that provides a

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American Sovereigns
  • Author : Christian G. Fritz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-29

American Sovereigns is a path-breaking interpretation of America's political history and constitutionalism that explores how Americans struggled over the idea that the people would rule as the sovereign after the American Revolution. National and state debates about government action, law, and the people's political powers reveal how Americans sought to

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The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State
  • Author : Leia CastaƱeda Anastacio
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016

This book examines how the colonial Philippine constitution weakened the safeguards that shielded liberty from power and unleashed a constitutional despotism.

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The Law of American State Constitutions
  • Author : Robert Forrest Williams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009

This book provides complete coverage of American State Constitutional Law, contrasting it with the more familiar federal Constitution and explaining the importance of the differences. It surveys the law from before adoption of the federal constitution until the present and studies how it has evolved.

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Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition
  • Author : Justin Buckley Dyer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War. In a series of case studies, Dyer reconstructs the arguments of prominent antislavery thinkers such as John Quincy Adams, John McLean, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick

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The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State
  • Author : Leia CastaƱeda Anastacio
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-22

This book examines how the colonial Philippine constitution weakened the safeguards that shielded liberty from power and unleashed a constitutional despotism.

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