Democracy and the amendments to the Constitution by Alan Pendleton Grimes

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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .

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  • Constitutional amendments -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementAlan P. Grimes.
LC ClassificationsKF4557 .G74
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 190 p. ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4717690M
ISBN 100669023442
LC Control Number78004342

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