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Achievements and challenges

R. B. Bernstein.

in The Founding Fathers

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 17729 words.

For seven decades, the founding fathers played pivotal roles in creating an American nation and its constitutional system. “Achievements and challenges: The history the founding fathers...

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Bracero Guest Worker Program

Ana Elizabeth Rosas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Labour History; Legal and Constitutional History. 230 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Please check back later for the full article.

On...

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The British Constitution

Martin Loughlin.

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; British History. 152 pages.

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores one of the most unusual constitutional arrangements in the world. It considers the scope and nature of the British constitution...

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Civil liberty

in The British Constitution

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; British History. 5126 words.

‘Civil liberty’ looks at how rights and liberties have been guaranteed by the constitution. Blackstone divided liberty into three categories: personal security, personal liberty, and...

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Constitutionalism in the Hispanic World

Jaime E. Rodríguez O..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Revolutions and Rebellions; Legal and Constitutional History. 16463 words.

The concept of a constitution, a political entity that determines how a people are governed, emerged in ancient times. The government of the Roman Republic (509–27 BC) influenced the...

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Contexts

R. B. Bernstein.

in The Founding Fathers

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4917 words.

The founding fathers were born into a remarkable variety of families, occupations, religious loyalties, and geographic settings: from landed gentry destined to join the ruling elite, to...

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Epilogue

R. B. Bernstein.

in The Founding Fathers

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 2567 words.

The “Epilogue” concludes that Americans’ contentious relationship with the founding fathers has unfolded within and been shaped by two linked questions: how much do the founding fathers...

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The expansion and contraction of the English state

in The British Constitution

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; British History. 6483 words.

‘The expansion and contraction of the English state’ examines how changes in the scope of British authority have affected constitutional principle. Nominally, all components of the empire...

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Federal Indian Law

N. Bruce Duthu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; Native American History. 7925 words.

United States law recognizes American Indian tribes as distinct political bodies with powers of self-government. Their status as sovereign entities predates the formation of the United...

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Federalism

Alison L. LaCroix.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Early 19th Century US History; Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Legal and Constitutional History; Political History. 9210 words.

Federalism refers to the constitutional and political structure of the United States of America, according to which political power is divided among multiple levels of...

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