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3. Balance of powers

3. Balance of powers  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Two questions guided the framers when dividing power among the branches of government: What were the limits and purposes of national power? What were the roles and responsibilities of the ... More
7. Civil injuries and the law of torts

7. Civil injuries and the law of torts  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Civil injuries and the law of torts’ explains that tort law's identity as a discrete field was initially associated with the rise and expansion of negligence as a standard of civil ... More
5. Criminal law

5. Criminal law  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Crime and the treatment of criminals have been pervasive themes of American legal history. ‘Criminal law’ shows that in contrast to the early conceptions of crime and punishment as largely ... More
EpilogueThe future Constitution

Epilogue: The future Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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The United States does not operate today under the Constitution ratified in 1788 or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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The ‘Epilogue’ concludes that this VSI may be taken as an effort to demonstrate how much of American history can be seen as connected to law and legal institutions. Of all the evidence ... More
6. Equality

6. Equality  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution, nor was it a basic condition of republican governments. The framers, living in a world based on class distinctions, rejected ... More
2. Federalism

2. Federalism  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Federalism, the division of power between state and central governments, was the most novel doctrine to emerge from the Constitutional Convention. ‘Federalism’ explains how it embraced a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has ... More
2. Law and African American slavery

2. Law and African American slavery  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Law and African American slavery’ illustrates how the colonial heritage of slavery in America helped foster the population growth, expansion of the labour force, extraction of abundant ... More
6. Law and domestic relations

6. Law and domestic relations  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Law and domestic relations’ follows the transformations of domestic relations law. In early America, as extended households composed of persons in several versions of master-servant ... More
4. Law and entrepreneurship

4. Law and entrepreneurship  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Law and entrepreneurship’ outlines how from the colonial years through the twentieth century, each of the dominant entrepreneurial ventures that emerged were responses to the changing ... More
8. Legal education and the legal profession

8. Legal education and the legal profession  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Legal education and the legal profession’ considers the development of American legal education and the legal profession from the rudimentary processes of the colonial and revolutionary ... More
1. The legal history of Indian tribes

1. The legal history of Indian tribes  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The legal history of Indian tribes’ considers the most fundamental theme of American legal history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the interaction of European settlers with ... More
4. Property

4. Property  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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The Constitution of 1787 contains no broad guarantee of the right to property, but it established numerous protections for property. ‘Property’ explains that the right to property found ... More
5. Representation

5. Representation  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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More than most constitutional issues, questions of representation and suffrage have exposed the fault lines of class, race, and gender in American society. Popular sovereignty was the ... More
1. The revolutionary Constitution

1. The revolutionary Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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The American Revolution was a radical event that redefined ideas of sovereignty, liberty, equality, representation, and power. It also recast how men and women related to each other within ... More
7. Rights

7. Rights  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Throughout American history, rights have been invented and repudiated, fought over and striven for, expanded and violated. From the nation’s beginnings, revolutionaries appealed to natural ... More
3. Rights of property and their regulation

3. Rights of property and their regulation  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Rights of property and their regulation’ illustrates that the law of property was at the centre of early American society and governance. By the early nineteenth century, two ideas about ... More
8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Armed conflict poses an imminent threat to the nation’s existence, but so does suspension of the nation’s fundamental laws. The framers wrestled with how to grant government the power to ... More

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