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U.S. Constitution: References / Context

US Constitution

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United States: The Constitution
"A bibliography on American constitutional law from the Law Library of Congress on such topics as: constitutional interpretation, executive privilege, war initiation, war powers, war powers resolution, state secrets privilege, military tribunals, national security whistleblowers, presidential signing statements, second amendment, presidential inherent powers, and additional constitutional resources."

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US Constitution

"The framework of US federal government, drafted at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, and ratified in 1788 to take effect from 1789. It replaced the Articles of Confederation (1781). Although the framers of the Constitution sought to increase the power of central (federal) government, they included safeguards against possible tyranny, and the states retain considerable powers of self-government. Certain powers are reserved to the states or forbidden to central government, and the legislative, executive, and judicial branches are separate and hold powers to check and balance each other. Since 1788, the Constitution has had 27 amendments, including the Thirteenth Amendment (1865) abolishing slavery and the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) giving women the vote. Article VI establishes the Constitution as the ‘supreme law of the land’."

US Constitution. (2018). In Helicon (Ed.), The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and weather guide. Helicon. Credo Reference:


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