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Government Publications at UTSA Libraries

 

Interactive Constitution

Explore the Interactive Constitution at the National Constitution Center In Philadelphia, the only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” 

 

Constitution Day 2015

 

"The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified and the new Federal government came into existence in 1789. The Constitution established the U.S. government as it exists today."

-- United States Constitution: Primary Documents in American
History - Library of Congress

 

Ebooks on the Constitution at the Library

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The Constitution: An Introduction - Michael Stokes Paulsen; Luke Paulsen
Call Number: online
ISBN: 9780465053711
Publication Date: 2015
A grand tour of provisions, principles, and interpretation, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped the Constitution in the 200-plus years since its creation.

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America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By - Akhil Reed Amar
Call Number: online
ISBN: 9780465033096
Publication Date: 2012
Legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar presents an exploration of the various factors that we consider in the course of interpreting the Constitution, but which are not actually enumerated in the written document.

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Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment - Craig R. Whitney
Call Number: online
ISBN: 9781610391702
Publication Date: 2012


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The Law of the Land - Akhil Reed Amar
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780465065905
Publication Date: 2015
From Kennebunkport to Kauai, from the Rio Grande to the Northern Rockies, ours is a vast republic. While we may be united under one Constitution, separate and distinct states remain, each with its own constitution and culture.

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American Epic : Reading the U.S. Constitution - Garrett Epps
Call Number: online
ISBN: 0199974748
Publication Date: 2013
Epps takes us through a complete reading of the Constitution--even the "boring" parts--to achieve an appreciation of its power and a holistic understanding of what it says.

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The Heritage Guide to the Constitution - Matthew Spalding (Editor); David F. Forte (Editor); Edwin Meese (Foreword by)
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781621573524
Publication Date: 2014
A unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning. In this fully revised 2nd edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than 200 incisive essays.

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Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment - John R. Vile (Editor); David L. Hudson (Editor)
Call Number: online
ISBN: 1604265892
Publication Date: 2013
The law of search and seizure-in the physical as well as the online world.

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