The United States Constitution: Questions and Answers

Synopsis

BL What famous American refused to attend the Constitutional Convention because he "smelt a rat?" BL Why was a Bill of Rights omitted from the original Constitution? BL Can a president be sued for actions he takes in office? BL On what grounds may Congress punish its members? BL Where did the expression "separate but equal" originate? BL Do juvenile defendants have the same constitutional protection as adults? BL Is obscenity protected by the First Amendment freedoms of speech and press? BL What is the Lemon test? BL What is the only Constitutional Amendment that has been ratified by special state conventions rather than by state legislatures? These and other provocative questions are answered in this easy-to-follow guide that makes learning about the Constitution fun for students. Written clearly, this guide addresses those topics of the Constitution students inquire most about, from its origins and background through the adoption of the 27th Amendment. The information in each chapter is organized in a logical progression to carry the reader along to a basic understanding of the provisions and is peppered with fascinating facts and intriguing legal interpretations of topics of interest to young adults.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998