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The Resource The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights, Gerard N. Magliocca

The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights, Gerard N. Magliocca

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The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights
Title
The heart of the Constitution
Title remainder
how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights
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Gerard N. Magliocca
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eng
Summary
  • "This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten constitutional amendments drafted by James Madison in 1789 and ratified by the states in 1791 the Bill of Rights. Even more surprising, when people finally started doing so between the Spanish-American War and World War II, the Bill of Rights was usually invoked to justify increasing rather than restricting the authority of the federal government. President Franklin D. Roosevelt played a key role in that development, first by using the Bill of Rights to justify the expansion of national regulation under the New Deal, and then by transforming the Bill of Rights into a patriotic rallying cry against Nazi Germany. It was only after the Cold War began that the Bill of Rights took on its modern form as the most powerful symbol of the limits on government power. These are just some of the revelations about the Bill of Rights in Gerard Magliocca's The Heart of the Constitution. For example, we are accustomed to seeing the Bill of Rights at the end of the Constitution, but Madison wanted to put them in the middle of the document. Why was his plan rejected and what impact did that have on constitutional law? Today we also venerate the first ten amendments as the Bill of Rights, but many Supreme Court opinions say that only the first eight or first nine amendments. Why was that and why did that change? The Bill of Rights that emerges from Magliocca's fresh historical examination is a living text that means something different for each generation and reflects the great ideas of the Constitution--individual freedom, democracy, states' rights, judicial review, and national power in time of crisis."--
  • "This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten amendments the Bill of Rights. When they did after 1900, the Bill of Rights was usually invoked to increase rather than limit federal authority"--
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Magliocca, Gerard N
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  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • Constitutional history
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The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights, Gerard N. Magliocca
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volume
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: The Bill of Rights -- Introduction: The First Bill of Rights Day -- Chapter 1: Fighting the Crown -- Chapter 2: Opposing the Constitution -- Chapter 3: Drafting the Amendments -- Chapter 4: Wandering in the Wilderness -- Chapter 5: Reconstructing the Union -- Chapter 6: Justifying Imperialism -- Chapter 7: Defending The New Deal -- Chapter 8: Attacking The Führer -- Chapter 9: Reinventing Judicial Review -- Chapter 10: Waging the Cold War -- Epilogue: A Sacred Relic -- Appendix A: The English Declaration of Rights (1689) -- Appendix B: The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) -- Appendix C: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780190271602
Lccn
2017015633
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982092968
  • (OCoLC)ocn982092968
  • 925495
Label
The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights, Gerard N. Magliocca
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: The Bill of Rights -- Introduction: The First Bill of Rights Day -- Chapter 1: Fighting the Crown -- Chapter 2: Opposing the Constitution -- Chapter 3: Drafting the Amendments -- Chapter 4: Wandering in the Wilderness -- Chapter 5: Reconstructing the Union -- Chapter 6: Justifying Imperialism -- Chapter 7: Defending The New Deal -- Chapter 8: Attacking The Führer -- Chapter 9: Reinventing Judicial Review -- Chapter 10: Waging the Cold War -- Epilogue: A Sacred Relic -- Appendix A: The English Declaration of Rights (1689) -- Appendix B: The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) -- Appendix C: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780190271602
Lccn
2017015633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982092968
  • (OCoLC)ocn982092968
  • 925495

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