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The Constitution: An Introduction

The Constitution: An Introduction

ISBN: 9780465094103
  • Author: Paulsen, Paulsen
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The definitive modern primer on the US Constitution, "an eloquent testament to the Constitution as a covenant across generations" (National Review).

From freedom of speech to gun ownership, religious liberty to abortion, practically every aspect of American life is shaped by the Constitution. Yet most of us know surprisingly little about the Constitution itself.

In The Constitution, legal scholars Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen offer a lively introduction to the supreme law of the United States. Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offer a grand tour of its provisions, principles, and interpretation, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped the Constitution in the 200-plus years since its creation. Along the way, the authors correct popular misconceptions about the Constitution and offer powerful insights into its true meaning.

This lucid guide provides readers with the tools to think critically about constitutional issues -- a skill that is ever more essential to the continued flourishing of American democracy.
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