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Original meanings politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution

What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has understood its meaning best? Do we look to the intentions of its framers at the Federal Convention of 1787, or to those of its ratifiers in the states? Or should we trust our own judgment in deciding whether the original meaning of the Constitution should still guide its later interpretation? These are the recurring questions in the ongoing process of analyzing and resolving constitutional issues, but they are also questions about the distant events of the eighteenth century. In this book, Jack Rakove approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the range of concerns that shaped the politics of constitution-making in the late 1780s, and which illuminate the debate about the role that "originalism" should play in constitutional interpretation.

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  • "Original meanings"
  • "美国制宪中的政治与理念"
  • "Meiguo zhi xian zhong de zheng zhi yu li nian"

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  • "What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has understood its meaning best? Do we look to the intentions of its framers at the Federal Convention of 1787, or to those of its ratifiers in the states? Or should we trust our own judgment in deciding whether the original meaning of the Constitution should still guide its later interpretation? These are the recurring questions in the ongoing process of analyzing and resolving constitutional issues, but they are also questions about the distant events of the eighteenth century. In this book, Jack Rakove approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the range of concerns that shaped the politics of constitution-making in the late 1780s, and which illuminate the debate about the role that "originalism" should play in constitutional interpretation."@en
  • "What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has understood its meaning best? Do we look to the intentions of its framers at the Federal Convention of 1787, or to those of its ratifiers in the states? Or should we trust our own judgment in deciding whether the original meaning of the Constitution should still guide its later interpretation? These are the recurring questions in the ongoing process of analyzing and resolving constitutional issues, but they are also questions about the distant events of the eighteenth century. In this book, Jack Rakove approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the range of concerns that shaped the politics of constitution-making in the late 1780s, and which illuminate the debate about the role that "originalism" should play in constitutional interpretation."
  • "From abortion to same-sex marriage, today's most urgent political debates will hinge on this two-part question: What did the United States Constitution originally mean and who now understands its meaning best' Rakove chronicles the Constitution from inception to ratification and, in doing so, traces its complex weave of ideology and interest, showing how this document has meant different things at different times to different groups of Americans. From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "Reassessing the original intentions of the ratifiers of the U.S. Constitution, the author examines debates over ratification, the political issues of the era, and the roles of Madison and others."@en

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  • "Xian fa de yuan shi han yi"
  • "Original meanings politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution"@en
  • "Original meanings politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution"
  • "Xian fa de yuan shi han yi : Meiguo zhi xian zhong de zheng zhi yu li nian"
  • "Original meanings : Politics and ideas in the making of the constitution"
  • "Original Meanings"
  • "宪法的原始含义"
  • "Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the constitution"
  • "宪法的原始含义 : 美国制宪中的政治与理念"
  • "Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution"@en
  • "Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution"