Cover of: Origins of the Bill of Rights | Leonard W. Levy

About the Book

In this history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.

About the Edition

In this history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Why we have the Bill of Rights
Habeus corpus
Bills of attainder
The First Amendment: the Establishment Clause
The First Amendment: the Free Press Clause
The right to keep and bear arms
The Fourth Amendment: search and seizure
The Fifth Amendment: the right against self-incrimination
Double jeopardy
The double jury system: grand and petty
The Eighth Amendment
The Eighth Amendment: unenumerated rights
Appendix: key documents.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-298) and index.

Series
Contemporary law series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
342.73/085
Library of Congress
KF4749 .L488 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 306 p. ;
Number of pages
306

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24931260M
Internet Archive
originsofbillofr00levy
ISBN 10
0300078021, 0300089015
ISBN 13
9780300078022, 9780300089011
LC Control Number
98044965
OCLC/WorldCat
40119892
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