US Constitution: and Declaration of Independence (Paperback)

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It is one of the most important documents in the history of mankind. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.

This edition provides a clear, easy-to-read format with room for notes.
Included in this volume are:

The Constitution of the United StatesThe Bill of Rights and all AmendmentsThe Declaration of IndependenceThe Articles of ConfederationThe U.S. Constitution lays out the national frame of government. Its first three articles establish the doctrine of the separation of powers, where the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six establish principles of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it the Constitution.

Since the US Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended twenty-seven times. In general, the first ten amendments, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, offer specific protections of individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of government. Most of the seventeen later amendments expand individual civil rights protections. Others address issues related to federal authority or modify government processes and procedures. At seven articles and twenty-seven amendments, it is the shortest written constitution in force.

About the Author

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, and establishing the United States Constitution. Within the large group known as the "Founding Fathers", there are two key subsets: the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (who signed the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776) and the Framers of the Constitution (who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention and took part in framing or drafting the proposed Constitution of the United States). A further subset is the group that signed the Articles of Confederation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536916645
ISBN-10: 1536916641
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2016
Pages: 72
Language: English