American Constitutional History : A Brief Introduction

Editor/Author Fruchtman, Jack
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.95
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ISBN: 978-1-11-914172-3
Category: History - United States -- History
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

American Constitutional History presents a concise introduction to the constitutional developments that have taken place over the past 225 years, treating trends from history, law, and political science.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Structure of the Book
  • Part 1: The New Republic, 1781–1828
  • 1 Ideological Origins of the New Republic
  • The Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention
  • Ratification and the Bill of Rights
  • 2 Representative and Constitutional Democracy
  • Judicial Review, Judicial Duty
  • Economic Policy in the New Republic
  • 3 Nationalization of the Constitution and Executive Power
  • Part 2: The Slave Republic, 1789–1877
  • 4 Commerce, Nullification, and Slavery
  • Other Economic Rulings
  • The Nullification Controversy
  • Dred Scott
  • 5 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Lincoln and War
  • Reconstruction
  • 6 Rights and Privileges
  • Privileges and Immunities
  • Women's Rights
  • Persecution of Newly Freed Slaves
  • Part 3: The Free Market Republic, 1877–1937
  • 7 The Development of Substantive Due Process
  • Procedural Due Process
  • Substantive Due Process
  • Restraint of Trade in the Free Market Era
  • Liberty of Contract
  • Regulating Industry
  • The Great Depression
  • 8 Civil Rights After Reconstruction
  • Equality and African-Americans
  • Parents and Educational Rights
  • The Right to be Let Alone
  • 9 The Re-emergence of Executive Power
  • Leadership and the Presidency
  • America and World War I
  • Criminal Anarchy and Criminal Syndicalism in the 1920s
  • Part 4: The Welfare State Republic, 1937–1995
  • 10 Advocates and Enemies of Social Welfare
  • The Court Changes
  • New Social Welfare Programs
  • 11 The Growth of Civil Liberties
  • Free Expression
  • Free Press
  • Religious Establishments
  • Criminal Suspects and Capital Punishment
  • Privacy
  • 12 The Civil Rights Movement
  • School Desegregation
  • Civil and Voting Rights
  • Strict Scrutiny and Affirmative Action in Higher Education
  • Affirmative Action in Government Contracts
  • Women's Rights and Affirmative Action
  • 13 Expanding Presidential Power
  • Presidential Power and Japanese Internments
  • Military Tribunals
  • Vietnam and its Aftermath
  • Re-emergence of a Powerful Executive
  • Part 5: The Contemporary Republic, 1995–2013
  • 14 Federal Commerce Power and Economic Regulation
  • Narrowing Federal Commerce Power
  • Health-care Reform
  • 15 Rights, Liberties, and Judicial Doctrines
  • Affirmative Action and Education
  • Campaign Finance
  • The Right to Bear Arms
  • Capital Punishment
  • The Right to Privacy
  • Religious Establishments
  • 16 Executive Authority and Terrorism
  • Protecting America in an Era of Terrorism
  • Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Executive Power Under Barack Obama
  • Epilogue
  • Government and the Economy
  • Government and Individual and Civil Rights
  • Executive Power
  • A Republic if you can Keep it
  • Bibliography
  • Prologue
  • Part 1: The New Republic, 1781–1828
  • Part 2: The Slave Republic, 1789–1877
  • Part 3: The Free Market Republic, 1877–1937
  • Part 4: The Welfare State Republic, 1937–1995
  • Part 5: The Contemporary Republic, 1995–2013
  • Epilogue