A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning.
In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution.
From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution's true meaning for our nation.
David F. Forte, Senior Editor, is Professor of Law at Cleveland State University, where he occupies the Charles R. Emrick Jr.Calfee Halter & Griswold Endowed Chair. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s from Manchester University, England, a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and a law degree from Columbia University.
Matthew Spalding, Executive Editor, is Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. The author of We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, he is also the Henry Salvatori Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at The Claremont Institute. He earned his doctorate in government from the Claremont Graduate School.
The revised second edition of The Heritage Guide to the Constitution opens with a new foreword by Edwin Meese III, the Attorney General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan.