The United States Constitution
Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition
by John R. Vile
December 2013, 308pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-61069-571-8
$75, £56, 63€, A108
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The U.S. Constitution is the oldest continuously functioning document of its kind for national government.

An up-to-date, all-encompassing, and nonpartisan presentation of questions and answers about the U.S. Constitution and its amendments—an invaluable tool for readers regardless of their political orientation.

Readers will easily grasp the foundations and purposes of the U.S. Constitution—and the critical importance and implications of its amendments—through a series of questions and answers about constitutional topics. The work proceeds logically, covering each article, section, and amendment, explaining how each constitutional change over history affects earlier parts of the document.

Created as an approachable, introductory book for high school and college students as well as general readers, The United States Constitution: Questions and Answers, Second Edition is an effective learning tool when read from start to finish, or when used to focus on and research specific constitutional provisions of interest. Its extensively updated and revised coverage since the first edition includes many key cases and serves to direct paramount attention to the constitutional document itself.

Features

  • Provides thoroughly revised information through the latest term of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Presents unique insights and perspective from the author's wide-ranging research and previous publications on the subject
  • Ideal for students researching specific constitutional topics or engaged in academic competitions regarding the Constitution as well as general readers interested in following and better understanding contemporary political issues
John R. Vile, PhD, is professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. His published works include ABC-CLIO's The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding and Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues 1789–2002. Vile holds a doctorate in government from the University of Virginia.

Reviews

"Curious about letters of marque and reprisal, symbolic speech, or concurrent powers? In this thorough update to the 1998 edition, eminent constitutional scholar Vile provides information about these and many of the other multitude of big (and small) questions that surround not only the U.S. Constitution but also its foundations and evolution over the last 226 years. . . . Vile’s nuanced overview provides students and general readers seeking a better understanding of the founding document with an excellent educational primer."—Booklist, April 1, 2014

"[T]his well-researched book . . . answers most of the questions readers may have regarding the history and application of, and controversies surrounding, the U.S. Constitution. . . . Perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of Constitutional history."—Library Journal, February 28, 2014

"It will be most useful for students researching specific constitutional topics or engaged in academic competitions regarding the Constitution as well as general readers interested in following and better understanding contemporary political issues."—ARBA, January 1, 2014
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