The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States Enshrining the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens in law and curbing the power of those who rule them the US constitution is one of the most significant documents in the history of demo

  • Title: The Constitution of the United States
  • Author: Founding Fathers
  • ISBN: 9780241318492
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Enshrining the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens in law, and curbing the power of those who rule them, the US constitution is one of the most significant documents in the history of democracy New to Penguin s Little Black Classics series.

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    1. It might seem odd that an Australian would list this—and if you look at the shelves I have it on, Americans may perceive one apparent inconsistency. Folks, if you see 'odd' or 'inconsistent', you don't know the full story.Because Britain had (and has) no written constitution, the Australian constitutional conventions needed to look closely at other examples, and high on their list was the US Constitution.To be blunt, Australia's founding fathers (no women were allowed in) followed the US Const [...]

    2. Extremely antiquated and obfuscated. Predictable ending and almost always misinterpreted. I'm hoping the 2nd edition is revised to make it more relevant and useful to the people it was supposedly written for.

    3. I'm gonna take the first step to understand the laws of the land. Mabey if more people read and studied this book, we would not have the shit-hole government that we do.

    4. WOW! What a piece of work. Twists, turns, cliffhangers! This will really leave the Nation on the edge of its seat.

    5. I've probably read this a dozen times. Sometimes in parts, often from beginning to end. I'm a policy analyst by training, so this was essential/core reading in several university classes and really is essential/core reading for US Citizens. Strangely, it has many who treat it with an almost religious reverence without carefully reading the actual words. Hey, so it is like the Bible.

    6. I wanted to find some stuff I didn't know but this version excluded ammendments. I want to read the full version some day. I like knowing my constitutional rights but I didn't find anything I didn't know in this original version. The version lays out the original plan of government. I learned we are protected by the constitution when we talk about how much we make at work. I wanted to learn more.I noted a couple excerpts:To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited [...]

    7. Somehow I don't look at this as a "book" it's more of a document. But I do wish every American would read it. Get through the construction parts, see what's been changed over the life of our country by reading the amendments (the shameful attempt to allow slavery, the repudiation of slavery. the change from senators being selected by the house to being elected directly, etc etc.). Read, understand and treasure the rights guaranteed to every American in the Bill of Rightste that, "The Bill of RIG [...]

    8. The most important political document ever created. Unfortunatly it is not as widely read as it should be. Our (USA) government has gone wildly past its oritional scope. More people should read the actual constitution to understand how simple government was meant to be. For example Article 1 section 8 lists the powers of the Congress. There are only 18 of them. Makes me think where does it get the power to take my money and redistribut it to cash for clunkers. Here it is.The Congress shall have [...]

    9. It's about time I read this, and so grateful. Only as an experienced adult - after being on countless committees & drafting agreements - do I appreciate this expertly crafted work. Got chills reciting the President's Inaugural Oath! Refreshers from the original document :-----------------------"This Constitution shall be the supreme Law of the Land"“The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand”"The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and s [...]

    10. This is the first time that I've read the Constitution simply because I wanted to read it, and it sure won't be the last. Every citizen of the United States should study this brilliant document closely, because if we don't know and understand it, the rights that it guarantees us will be taken from us. I think most people have a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of this document. It was designed, not to give the government power, but to restrict the government's power. To give a limit t [...]

    11. Every American adult should read this. Those that haven't read it will be surprised when they understand these few pages. For example, I learned here that there were only 3 individual rights that could be agreed upon before the Bill of Rights was enacted: right to a writ of habeas corpus (any person incarcerated has the right to be called before a court and charged with a crime), no ex post facto laws (laws that restrict a right or privilege that apply backward in time), and no law can be create [...]

    12. Thought I'd refresh my understanding of the United States Constitution as we prepare for the battles ahead. Essential reading for Americans.

    13. ჩვენ, შეერთებული შტატების ხალხი ასე იწყება დიადი დოკუმენტი, მახსოვს გავდიოდი ლექციას, "სახელმწიფოს საფუძვლები", რომლის ლექტორიც საქართველოს პირველი საკონსტიტუციო სასამართლოს თავჯდომარ [...]

    14. Read in The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers.I decided to reread this in honor of Constitution Day today (9-17-17). This was signed 230 years ago today, though it took 10 months to get officially ratified by nine states, and it would take over two and a half years before the other stragglers would make it fully ratified.This document is ingenious, and more importantly it stays pretty simple. Since then things have gone to hell in a handca [...]

    15. FIVE STARS FOR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    16. My five-star rating has nothing to do with literary merit and should really just be seen as me chanting "USA! USA!"Still, it's important to read and understand this stuff.

    17. 4 stars is based on the fact that the bill of rights not included in this printing. the actual document is obviously 5 stars.

    18. I've been obligated to read this so many times but I'm glad I actually understand what the first and second amendments are, and not the Fox News definitions It takes like thirty minutes to read all the way through, please do so before you argue about constitutional rights (which you shouldn't even claim expertise in if you aren't a lawyer or judge or some sort of constitutional historian) without even understanding them @Trump supporters

    19. I literally just read this twice to make sure I understood everything I didn't understand before lol.

    20. The Constution is truly a living document from scholars who knew the history of the world. They knew what kind of government worked and what didn't. They knew what went wrong and did all they could not repeat history. Unfortulately the majority of American people don't know history and are hell-bent on adding America to the list of nations with a tragic decline. My thoughts start with the Legislative branch. Article 1 Section 8 defines the limited powers congress is given. The clause given “to [...]

    21. The founding documents of this country as illuminating as they are meaningful. They get a 5 star for many reasons. Over 200 years ago, the greatest men our country have known sat down to hammer out how their country would be ran; and they failed. After that, they had a better idea of what worked and what did. These men realized we needed a strong central government. Federal government needed to have the power and carry out wars; allowing the states to much freedom was dangerous as was leaving th [...]

    22. It was pretty good, I thought it went into a lot of detail about the original stuff but left out things with the amendments. I think that it is a solid piece of writing, the Founding Fathers did leave out many literary devices commonly used in literature. The writing was clean and solid giving a professional and sincere attitude to the book.I give it a four out of five star rating only because the lack of detail on some subjects compared to some of the others. I would say The Constitution of the [...]

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