The blessings of liberty : a concise history of the Constitution of the United States / Michael Les Benedict.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Benedict, Michael Les (Author)
Corporate Author: United States
Format: Book
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Edition:Third edition.
Table of Contents:
  • English origins of American constitutionalism
  • Colonial origins of American constitutionalism
  • The American Revolution
  • Establishing new state and federal constitutions
  • Constitutional issues in the early Republic
  • Judicial review, nationalism, and state sovereignty
  • Andrew Jackson, democracy, and "state rights"
  • Slavery and the Constitution
  • The Constitution and the Civil War
  • Reconstruction and the Constitution
  • The industrial state, Victorian moralism, laissez-faire constitutionalism, and state rights
  • The Progressive Era
  • Liberal versus conservative constitutionalism in the 1920s
  • The New Deal and the Constitution
  • Liberal constitutionalism
  • Liberal constitutionalism and equality
  • Curbing presidential power
  • The revival of conservative constitutionalism
  • The Supreme Court and conservative constitutionalism
  • The erosion of constitutional comity
  • The conservative court, the Constitution, and judicial supremacy
  • Presidentialism and the security state
  • Constitution wars.