Amending America: If We Love The Constitution So Much, Why Do We Keep Trying To Change It?
Even as we marvel at the grandeur of our constitutional system, we can't resist tinkering with it. Amending America tells the dramatic story of how, over the past 206 years, the American people have reshaped the Constitution to meet the country's changing needs. It describes how we have adopted 27 amendments since 1789-and debated and rejected 10,000 more.
A provocative examination of one of America's most important yet least-known democratic tools, Amending America brings to life events in our history that continue to resonate today as, as various politicians have set their hearts on amendments to balance the budget, to ban abortion, or to allow school prayer.
Constitution, amendments, founding fathers
Constitutional Law | Legal History
Bernstein, Richard B., "Amending America: If We Love The Constitution So Much, Why Do We Keep Trying To Change It?" (1995). Books. 41.