A History of Civil Rights Through Legislation: Constitutional Amendments, Laws, Supreme Court Decisions & Key Foreign Policy Acts

Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Complete Amendments, The Federalist Papers, Gettysburg Address, Voting Rights Act, Social Security Act, Loving v. Virginia and more

Author: U.S. Government

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Law

Page: 1118

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This collection incorporates the crucial democratic principles on which our identity as Americans is based. From the Declaration of Independence to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, this edition contains 40 most important decisions and acts that shaped the legal system and democracy of the USA. Table of Contents: Declaration of Independence (1776) U.S. Constitution (1787) Bill of Rights (1791) Amendments (1792-1991) The Federalist Papers (1787-1788) Marbury vs Madison (1803) The Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803) Treaty of Ghent (1814) Monroe Doctrine (1823) Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) Emancipation Proclamation (1863) Gettysburg Address (1863) The Civil Rights Act of 1866 Treaty of Fort Laramie/Sioux Treaty (1868) The Enforcement Act of 1870 The Second Enforcement Act of 1871 (Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871) Civil Rights Act of 1875 Interstate Commerce Act (1887) Dawes Act (1887) Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890) Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (1916) President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Point Program (1918) National Industrial Recovery Act (1933) Social Security Act (1935) Lend-Lease Act (1941) Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) Civil Rights Act of 1957 Civil Rights Act of 1960 Establishment of the Peace Corps (1961) Test Ban Treaty (1963) Equal Pay Act of 1963 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964) Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964) Voting Rights Act (1965) Loving v. Virginia (1967) Civil Rights Act of 1968 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Civil Rights and Liberties

Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy

Author: Corey L. Brettschneider

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business


Category: Law

Page: 900

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An engaging conceptualizing chapter opens Civil Rights and Liberties: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy, introducing civil liberties within their constitutional framework, illuminating their nature and sources through

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Law

Page: 2304

View: 161

This Encyclopedia on American history and law is the first devoted to examining the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major current events while providing a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. Coverage includes the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In addition, it also covers concerns such as privacy, the rights of the accused, and national security. Alphabetically organized for ease of access, the articles range in length from 250 words for a brief biography to 5,000 words for in-depth analyses. Entries are organized around the following themes: organizations and government bodies legislation and legislative action, statutes, and acts historical overviews biographies cases themes, issues, concepts, and events. The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties is an essential reference for students and researchers as well as for the general reader to help better understand the world we live in today.

A Dictionary of Human Rights

Author: David Robertson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 867

This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights. It provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws surrounding this emotive subject. A Dictionary of Human Rights features: * over 200 clear and concise mini-essays * alphabetical arrangement for ease of use This book is a vital source for anyone interested in or connected with human rights issues.

The Supreme Court

A Concise History

Author: Robert Langran

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Law

Page: 149

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This essential historical overview begins by noting that the Supreme Court is «arguably the least known and understood of the three branches of government». Robert W. Langran's innovative approach will do much to provide students with a good understanding of the changing role and accomplishments of the Court from its inception to its latest decisions. This book discusses the most important decisions of the Court in chronological rather than topical order, illustrating how the cases fit into an historical timeframe as well as what roles the most influential justices played. In an easy, conversational style, Robert W. Langran discusses how the Court was formed, how justices are selected, how the Court selects its cases, and the broad shifts of the Court with regard to doctrine and attention to the popular and governmental interests of each period. Students gain important insights into why each Court voted the way it did and how those decisions influenced the votes of future Courts. The Supreme Court, an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate classes in American government and American history, as well as introductory classes in political science, contains useful appendixes listing all justices and all cases discussed.

Before the Civil Rights Revolution

The Old Court and Individual Rights

Author: John Braeman

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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There is a broad consensus that 1937 marked a turning point in the history of the Supreme Court. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the Court's decision-making in the civil liberties/civil rights sphere in the years preceding that watershed. Professor Braeman refutes the widely held assumption that the post-1937 justices were writing upon a largely blank slate in dealing with civil liberties/civil rights issues, arguing instead that much of what the Modern Court has done, when viewed in a long-term perspective, appears as incremental expansions of precedents laid down by the Old Court.

Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Cases and Commentaries

Author: Lucius Jefferson Barker



Category: Civil rights

Page: 766

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This time-honored text/casebook explores civil liberty problems through a study of leading judicial decisions drawn mostly from the U.S. Supreme Court. Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries, Seventh Edition, provides readers with an overall assessment of the political-social context in which the formulation and implementation of civil liberties policies take place. In addition, the authors work to promote a general rather than technically legal understanding of the issues involved in an effort to make the material accessible to everyone, especially those with limited knowledge of the legal system. Content Highlights: allows readers to examine significant portions of court opinions, including major arguments from majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions; expands the introductory chapter to paint a fuller picture of various factors and forums that constitute the overall contextual framework in which ongoing battles over civil rights and liberties are fought; includes a new section on the nature and operation of the Supreme Court, with particular emphasis on the nature and dynamics of judicial election and judicial decision making; and introduces groups of featured cases with in-depth commentaries that set specific historical-legal contexts and demonstrate clearly the changes and continuity in legal doctrines, particularly judicial policies.

Human Rights and the Private Sphere Vol 1

A Comparative Study

Author: Jörg Fedtke

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Law

Page: 608

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Particularly valuable for both academics and practitioners, Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Study analyzes the interaction between constitutional rights, freedoms and private law. Focusing primarily on civil and political rights, an international team of constitutional and private law experts have contributed a collection of chapters, each based around a different jurisdiction. They include Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, the UK, the US, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Union. As well as exploring, chapter by chapter, the key topics and debates in each jurisdiction, a comparative analysis draws the sections together; setting-out the common features and differences in the jurisdictions under review and identifies some common trends in this important area of the law. Cross-references between the various chapters and an appendix containing relevant legislative material and translated quotations from important court decisions makes this volume a valuable tool for those studying and working in the field of international human rights law.