Rewriting the United States Constitution: An Examination of Proposals from Reconstruction to the Present

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REWRITING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
An Examination of Proposals from Reconstruction to the Present

John R. Vile

New York PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Chapter 1 Effecting Constitutional Change in the United States 1
  • Notes 13
  • Chapter 2 - From Reconstruction to the Turn of the Century 25
  • Notes 43
  • Chapter 3 - Proposals Occasioned by Progressivism and War 51
  • Notes 60
  • Chapter 4 - Proposals from the Great Depression and the Sesquicentennial of the Constitution 65
  • Notes 80
  • Chapter 5 - Proposals from World War II 85
  • Notes 94
  • Chapter 6 Proposals from the Turbulent 1960s and Early 1970s 97
  • Notes 110
  • Chapter 7 - Reassessing the Constitution and the Presidency After Watergate 115
  • Notes 121
  • Chapter 8 - Proposals from the Bicentennials and Their Critiques 125
  • Notes 137
  • Chapter 9 - More Proposals from the Bicentennial to the Present 143
  • Notes 150
  • Chapter 10 - Analysis and Conclusions 155
  • Notes 166
  • Appendix - The Constitution of the United States 171
  • Bibliography 183
  • Index 195
  • About the Author *
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