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8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

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

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0008
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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
4. Property

4. Property  

David J. Bodenhamer

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

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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0004
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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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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0005
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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
2. Federalism

2. Federalism  

David J. Bodenhamer

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

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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0002
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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
6. Equality

6. Equality  

David J. Bodenhamer

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

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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0006
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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
7. Rights

7. Rights  

David J. Bodenhamer

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

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0007
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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

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