Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2002
ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 635 strani
A new, thoroughly revised edition of the only major reference source on constitutional amendments and the amendment process.
This title provides background historical material on successful and unsuccessful amendments and an overview of the thousands of failed amendments, including a proposed constitution for a new floating concrete island in the Caribbean, to be named Oceana. Readers will also encounter people like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Everett Dirksen, and James Madison, who championed specific amendments. Influential thinkers such as William Penn, Thomas Jefferson, and Francis Lieber are cited for their roles in shaping our philosophical understanding of the amending process.
- An extensive chronology updates new amendment proposals since the last edition
- A new preface provides an overview of how the amendment process evolved
- Five appendixes present the Constitution of the United States, dates amendments were proposed and ratified, number of amendments by decade, most popular amending proposals by year, and a chronological list of proposals by individuals outside congress
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Appendix A The Constitution of the United States
Appendix B Dates Amendments Were Proposed and Ratified
Appendix C Number of Amendments by Decade
Appendix D Most Popular Amending Proposals by Year Key Events and Publications Related to Constitutional Amendments
Appendix F Major Proposals by Individuals outside Congress Seeking Major Constitutional Changes
List of Cases