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Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right /

"Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, 'The founders were on MY side! See, it's all right here!' But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical one. By entering the world of the Constitution's framers, and experiencing it one... Full description

Main Author: Raphael, Ray.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : The New Press ; 2013
Distributed by Perseus Distribution,
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Contents: Preface. The historical constitution -- A revolution in favor of government -- Taxes -- Politics -- Principles -- The father -- The Federalist papers -- "Bill of Rights" -- Originalism -- Document A. Articles of Confederation (submitted to the states November 15, 1777; ratified March 1, 1781) -- Document B. Washington's "legacy" letter to the states (June 8, 1783) -- Document C. Virginia plan (May 29, 1787) -- Document D. Committee of detail draft (August 6, 1787) -- Document E. Original United States Constitution (submitted by the Federal Convention September 17, 1787; ratified June 21, 1788) -- Document F. Madison's draft amendments (June 8, 1789) -- Document G. Initial set of constitutional amendments (twelve amendments submitted by Congress September 25, 1789; ten ratified December 15, 1791) -- Document H. Constitutional Amendments 11-27.
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