The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution This guide is the first of its kind and presents the U S Constitution as never before including a clause by clause analysis of the document each amendment and relevant court case and the documents

  • Title: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution
  • Author: Edwin Meese III David F. Forte Matthew Spalding Matthew J. Franck Edwin Meese, III
  • ISBN: 9781596980013
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This guide is the first of its kind, and presents the U.S Constitution as never before, including a clause by clause analysis of the document, each amendment and relevant court case, and the documents that serve as the foundation of the Constitution.

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    1. I took a Constitutional Law course senior year of college. Instead of purchasing the recommended texts, I bought this. I got an A in the class.

    2. I have a pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and other amendments. On occasion, I read through it as it helps me to discern the direction the nation is going, who has taken a truthful oath of office and the like.This book, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is about a 450 hard cover that is excellent for finding out what the Founders of the country meant by what they said and how far the nation has strayed from it.For example, the nation is not a [...]

    3. I have read many commentaries on the U.S. Constitution. I own several of them. Most of them are useful in some way. Some of them are pleasant to read. A few of them are useful and interesting and nice to read. This one is probably the best. Because it is done by the Heritage Foundation, the book is an originalist view of the Constitution. Ed Meese is the main editor and the contributors to this volume are top-notch. Prominent law professors including Eugene Volokh, Richard Epstein, Ronald Rotund [...]

    4. I believe that there are three basic resources that everyone should read and study to help them understand the Constitution and its original intent. These resources are: 1. Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, by James Madison; 2. The Federalist Papers, by Hamilton, Madison & Jay; 3. A Familiar Exposition of The Constitution Of The United States, by Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story. However, I do believe I have found a fourth basic resource in this book!

    5. This is on my reference shelf directly above my computer as it is the single best resource I've yet found on the Constitution. So few can actually recite the pre-amble correctly. Fewer still could tell you what is covered in the Bill of Rights. From there, try and cherry pick some of the most important Amendments and cases and you lose the majority of the rest. EVERY home should have this book!

    6. This is a great guide to the ConstitutionI am amazed at the background of each article and section is so well covered (and from both sides of the argument). This is a book that I will constantly be reading again and again for the rest of my life.

    7. Heritage provides an excellent source of research for Constitutional questions, as scholars examine the Constitution line by line using the thoughts of the Founders and Judicial rulings to provide background. Very enlightening.

    8. A line-by-line examination and critique of the Constitution, this is essential reading, as it's impossible to fully participate in American society and politics without knowing one's basic rights.

    9. A must-read for anyone interested in the US Constitution. Even if you don't adhere to the originalist perspective, it behooves you to understand it, and this is the tool.

    10. This is a great reference that breaks down and examines every part of the U.S. Constitution. It's very brainy stuff, but it's fascinating. I love this book.

    11. Surprisingly interesting to read cover to cover, not just as a reference book if you're into the Constitution.

    12. A great commentary on the original docs and the founders view of how the world works. Makes the argument for returning to original patter of thought on government and our foundations.

    13. Eye opening concepts and principles upon which are country was started and the rights guaranteed to the citizens thereof.

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