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Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution, 2-Volume Set
  • Authored by: David Schultz
  • Trim Size: 7 3/8 X 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816067635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6763-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $150.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 342
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 928

Summary

The U.S. Constitution established a federated republic in the United States, which was structured according to a separation of powers—executive, legislative, and judicial—each with its own specific duties and powers.

In more than 700 entries, Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution contains all the material high school students need to understand the United States Constitution. This two-volume A-to-Z set covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms relating to one of the most studied political documents in schools across the country. Appendix material includes the U.S. Constitution and other government documents.

Entries include:

  • Affirmative action
  • Capital punishment
  • Citizenship
  • Confirmation process
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Double jeopardy
  • Eleventh amendment
  • Fourth amendment
  • Freedom of the press
  • Gun control
  • Impeachment
  • Jury nullification
  • National security
  • Planned Parenthood v. Casey
  • Presidential immunity
  • Privacy
  • Property rights
  • Religion and free speech
  • Same-sex marriage
  • School prayer
  • State action
  • Terrorism control
  • War Powers Act
  • Workplace harassment
  • and many more.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. In two volumes.

About the Author(s)

David Schultz received his Ph.D. in political science and his J.D. at the University of Minnesota and is currently a professor at Hamline University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Facts On File's Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court and Encyclopedia of American Law.

Reviews and Awards

"This title should be considered by all high school and middle school libraries."


American Reference Books Annual

"...[an] excellent resource...clear, concise, and unbiased entries..."


School Library Journal

"...useful...Recommended."


Choice

"Recommended for libraries that serve persons interested in this topic."


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