U.S. Constitution For Dummies
Part I: Exploring Constitutional Basics.
Chapter 1: Constitutional Law: The Framework for Governance.
Chapter 2: Framing the U.S. Constitution: Big Thinkers, Big Thoughts.
Chapter 3: Debating the Constitution.
Chapter 4: Introducing . . . the Constitution! The Preamble and the Seven Articles.
Chapter 5: Amending versus Interpreting the Constitution: Taking Time for Change.
Part II: We the People: How the United States Is Governed.
Chapter 6: Scrutinizing Sovereignty: Who Rules America?
Chapter 7: Federalism: Forming One out of Many.
Chapter 8: Separation of Powers: To Each His Own.
Chapter 9: Doing Business: The Commerce Clause.
Part III: Balancing the Branches of Government: The President, Congress, and the Judiciary.
Chapter 10: Looking at the Role of Commander in Chief.
Chapter 11: Giving Everyone a Voice: The House of Representatives and Senate.
Chapter 12: “During Good Behaviour”: The Judicial System.
Chapter 13: You’re Fired! Investigating the Impeachment Process.
Part IV: The Bill of Rights: Specifying Rights through Amendments.
Chapter 14: The First Amendment: Freedom of Religion, Speech, and Assembly.
Chapter 15: The Second Amendment: Bearing Arms.
Chapter 16: The Third and Fourth Amendments: Protecting Citizens from Government Forces.
Chapter 17: Taking the Fifth — and a Bit of the Fourteenth.
Chapter 18: Dealing with Justice and Individual Rights: The Sixth through Eighth Amendments.
Chapter 19: The Ninth and Tenth Amendments: Leaving Things Up to the People and States.
Part V: Addressing Liberties and Modifying the Government: More Amendments.
Chapter 20: States’ Rights, Elections, and Slavery: The Eleventh through Thirteenth Amendments.
Chapter 21: The Fourteenth Amendment: Ensuring Equal Protection.
Chapter 22: Starts, Stops, and Clarifi cations: Amendments since 1870.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Landmark Constitutional Cases.
Chapter 24: Ten Infl uential Supreme Court Justices.
Chapter 25: Two Sides of Five Constitutional Conundrums.
Appendix: Constitution of the United States of America.