Your complete guide to understanding the U.S. Constitution.
Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This new edition walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents--and sparked ongoing debates along the way. You'll get the lowdown on all the big issues--from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights--that continue to affect Americans' daily lives. Plus, you'll find out about U.S. Constitution concepts and their origins, the different approaches to interpretation, and how the document has changed over the past 200+ years.
Inside, you'll find fresh examples of Supreme Court Rulings such as same sex marriage and Healthcare Acts such as Obamacare. Explore hot topics like what it takes to be elected Commander in Chief, the functions of the House and Senate, how Supreme Court justices are appointed, and so much more.
- Trace the evolution of the Constitution
- Recognize the power of the U.S. Supreme Court
- Get details on recent Supreme Court decisions
- Find new examples of the Bill of Rights
Constitutional issues are dominating the news--and now you can join the discussion with the help of U.S. Constitution For Dummies.
About the Author
As a lawyer who consults with various U.S. firms on constitutional issues and as author of a text on British constitutional law, Dr. Michael Arnheim is uniquely qualified to present an unbiased view of the U.S. Constitution, what it says, what it means, and how it's been interpreted in a variety of situations.