We the People


  • Author: Juan Williams
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 4040266 Bytes


What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. But life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s. The notion of an African-American president of the United States, or a woman such as Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, would have been unimaginable to the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or who ratified the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.   In a fascinating work of history told through a series of in depth profiles, pri...

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Before We Were Free


  • Author: Julia Alvarez
  • Release Date : 2002-08-13
  • Genre: Culture, Places & People
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Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free....

We the People

We the People


  • Author : Erwin Chemerinsky
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781250165992


We the People Book Description :

"This work will become the defining text on progressive constitutionalism — a parallel to Thomas Picketty’s contribution but for all who care deeply about constitutional law. Beautifully written and powerfully argued, this is a masterpiece." --Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School, and author of Free Culture Worried about what a super conservative majority on the Supreme Court means for the future of civil liberties? From gun control to reproductive health, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come. The time to develop and defend a progressive vision of the U.S. Constitution that protects the rights of all people is now. University of California Berkeley Dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky exper...

We the People
Score: 3.5
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We the People


  • Author : Peter Spier
  • Publisher : Dragonfly Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780593128084


We the People Book Description :

The US Constitution brought to life for young readers! In this visual celebration of the US Constitution and America's founding fathers, Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier tells the stirring American tale of how this most important document came to symbolize freedom, justice, equality, and hope for all citizens. This fact-filled volume includes: * The complete text of the Constitution * An illustrated preamble to the Constitution, illuminating its signifcance from its birth through to modern times * The fascinating history of the struggle to create and ratify the Constitution * A historical reproduction of the original document Full of illustrations that bring the Constitution to life, this is a must-have resource for every American school, library, and ...

We  the People

We the People


  • Author : Mishkova Diana
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9639776289


We the People Book Description :

Ethnos and citizens : versions of cultural-political construction of identity -- Reconciliation of the spirits and fusion of the interests : "Ottomanism" as an identity politics / Alexander Vezenkov -- The people incorporated : constructions of the nation in transylvanian romanian liberalism, 1838-1848 / Kinga-Koretta Sata -- We, the Macedonians : the paths of macedonian supra-nationalism (1878-1912) / Tchavdar Marinov -- History and character : visions of national peculiarity in the romanian political discourse of the nineteenth-century / Balázs Trencsényi -- Nationalization of sciences and the definitions of the folk -- Barbarians, civilized people and Bulgarians : definition of identity in textbooks and the press (1830-1878) / Dessislava Lilova ...

We the People  Volume 1
Score: 2
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We the People Volume 1


  • Author : Bruce A. Ackerman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674948416


We the People Volume 1 Book Description :

Integrating themes from American history, political science, and philosophy, We the People confronts popular sovereignty in America. Rejecting arguments of judicial activists, proceduralists, and neoconservatives, Ackerman's new model of judicial interpretation synthesizes the constitutional contributions of many generations into a coherent whole....

We  the People

We the People


  • Author : Adolph Caso
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2011-03-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780828322874


We the People Book Description :

According to Adolph Caso, the dream behind "We, the people..." has not yet been fulfilled, although America came close in doing so with Dr. Martin Luther King in his "I have a dream" speech. A counter revolution against King took place which further vitiated the dream of Thomas Jefferson, who originally did away with the European practice of giving special privileges to the nobility and to the clergy: Every citizen was equal under and in the law. Unfortunately, that goal was neither fully achieved with the ratification of the Constitution nor with the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In this book, the author reproduces the original documents he believes make possible America's form of government which, despite its short-comings, continues t...

We the People  Volume 2
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We the People Volume 2


  • Author : Bruce Ackerman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674003972


We the People Volume 2 Book Description :

Volume 3, Publisher description: The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Challenging conventional legal analysis and arguing instead that constitutional po...

We the People of Arab Ancestry in the U  S

We the People of Arab Ancestry in the U S


  • Author : Angela Brittingham
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Arab Americans
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781437904529


We the People of Arab Ancestry in the U S Book Description :

This report provides a portrait of the Arab population in the U.S., and discusses some of the largest groups within this population at the national level. The data used to define the Arab population in this report were compiled from responses to the Census 2000 question that asked respondents to identify their ancestry or ethnic origin; two write-in lines were provided. Census 2000 data showed that of the 281.4 million people in the U.S., approx. 850,000 reported Arab ancestries and no others (0.3% of the total population in 2000). An additional 340,000 people reported an Arab and a non-Arab ancestry. The text and figures here focus on the group who reported only Arab ancestries. Charts and tables....

We The People s Guide to Estate Planning

We The People s Guide to Estate Planning


  • Author : Ira Distenfield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-04-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471730910


We The People s Guide to Estate Planning Book Description :

WE THE PEOPLE No lawyers. Save money. We The People is America's largest legal document services company. Dedicated to helping every American avoid the high cost of legal fees, We The People gives you the information you need to handle your own legal filings quickly, easily, and inexpensively. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have already liberated themselves from the tyranny of attorneys' fees--and now you can too! We The People's Guide to Estate Planning makes planning for your future as painless as possible--all without the added hassle of hiring a lawyer. This practical, nuts-and-bolts guide covers all the basics of do-it-yourself estate planning, and covers everything you need to know about living trusts, wills, probate, and estate taxes. Extr...

We the People

We the People


  • Author : Michael J. Perry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2001-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195151251


We the People Book Description :

In this title, Michael Perry evaluates the grave charge that the modern Supreme Court has engineered a 'judicial usurpation of politics'. In particular, Perry inquires which of the several Fourteenth Amendment conflicts have been resolved as they should have been....