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The growth of constitutional power in the United States.

Carl Brent Swisher

The growth of constitutional power in the United States.

by Carl Brent Swisher

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed. 1946.

SeriesCharles R. Walgreen Foundation lectures, Phoenix books
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 261p. ;
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19122880M

Articles of Confederation, first U.S. constitution (–89), which served as a bridge between the initial government by the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period and the federal government provided under the U.S. Constitution of Learn more about the . Wartime expansions of government power tended to become lodged in the statute books, administrative decisions, and judicial rulings, and these legacies fostered the growth of government even during peacetime. New York City’s rent controls, for example, date from World War II (see rent control). Moreover, crisis-driven changes in the.

Religion and Constitutional Government in the United States: A Historical Overview with Sources by John E. Semonche and a great selection of related books, art . The Constitution of the United States. American Constitutionalism. Growth of Federal Power. Reconstruction. social and developmental aspects of the Supreme Court's constitutional decisions. The book examines the great issues and events of government and politics in the early, middle, and modern constitutions, how they have shaped the.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.   Determining what type of power shall be bestowed upon the government is alone a process that will require years of studying and wisdom in order to pursue the correct foundation for the citizens of this democracy. Theorist and philosophers who helped the United States when developing their constitution, were two English philosophers by the names.


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Get this from a library. The growth of constitutional power in the United States. [Carl Brent Swisher]. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Swisher, Carl Brent, Growth of constitutional power in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [©].

OCLC Number: Notes: 1st Phoenix edition. Description: viii, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: Democratic conceptions of the Constitution --Shifting boundaries of federalism --The pendulum of checks and balances --Constitutional sources of expanding power --Constitutional barriers to the exercise of power --The growth of administrative justice --The travail of liberty --The Constitution.

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