Choosing a document to highlight this week was easy. In the spotlight today is The Constitution of the United States Analysis and Interpretation. At the beginning of this large document, you will find an introduction to this edition, then you will see a section that explains the history behind the Constitution and finally you will read the Constitution itself. From "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union..." to the signatures of the 39 men, the entire document is there. And after the original Constitution come the Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. Article V of the Constitution allowed for the adding of amendments. Next up is a list of proposed amendments that were never ratified. Many people know that 27 amendments were added to the Constitution but most are probably not aware that six were presented to the States but never made it past that stage.
Even after all that is listed above, the document is not done by half. It goes on to analyze and interpret each section. As people know, court cases often use the Constitution to prove their side is correct and often the Supreme Court must step in and make a decision. There are many examples of that in this document. They analyzed each a section, article and amendment separately. Every thing a person could want to know about the Constitution can probably be found in this item. Its sudoc number is Y 1.1/2: Serial 14152 and it is available for check out.