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By Paul Brandus

"Like taking a travel of the White condominium with a proficient storyteller at your side!"

• Why, within the mins ahead of John F. Kennedy was once murdered, used to be a blood-red carpet put in within the Oval Office?
• If Abraham Lincoln by no means slept within the Lincoln bed room, the place did he sleep?
• Why was once one president approximately killed within the White residence on inauguration day—and one other secretly sworn in?
• What relatively occurred within the state of affairs Room on September eleven, 2001?

History leaps off the web page during this "riveting," "fast-moving" and "highly entertaining" e-book at the presidency and White apartment in below This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room considering that 2008, Brandus—the so much White residence journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves jointly tales of the presidents, their households, the occasions in their time—and an oft-ignored significant personality, the White residence itself.

• stroll with John Adams in the course of the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to shop for the Louisiana Territory
• consider the phobia and panic as British invaders strategy the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a portray of Washington
• Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as accomplice flags flutter within the breeze at the different facet of the Potomac
• Be within the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and one other gambles away the White condominium china in a card game
• Stand via the presidential mattress as one First Lady—covering up her husband's sickness from the nation—secretly makes judgements on his behalf
• find out how phones, videos, radio, television replaced the presidency—and the state itself

Through triumph and tragedy, growth and bust, secrets and techniques and scandals, Brandus takes you to the presidential bed room, movie show, state of affairs Room, Oval workplace and extra. Under This Roof is a "sensuous account of the historical past of either the house of the President, and the lads and ladies who designed, inhabited, and embellished it. Paul Brandus captivates with fantastic, gloriously uncooked observations."

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A. Can't declare war: The President is the Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces. But only Congress, not the President, can declare war. The President can commit our armed forces to repel a sudden attack, but he cannot fight a long-term engagement without a congressional declaration of war. [121] b. Habeas corpus: The constitutional right of prisoners -including foreign prisoners of war­ to make a habeas corpus petition reflects separation-of-powers principles. Under the "Sus­ pension Clause" of Art.

But the Bill of Rights does not directly apply to the states. However, the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause (which does apply to the states) has been interpreted to make nearly all of the Bill of Rights guarantees THE 14TH AMENDMENT GENERALLY C-23 applicable to the states - these individual guarantees are "incorporated" into the Bill of Rights. "Incorporation" is discussed further below. II. THE 14TH AMENDMENT GENERALLY A. Text of 14th Amendment: Section 1 of the 14th Amendment provides, in full, that: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction hereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Before we get into the individual rights, there are two general principles that are crucial to remember: [145-146] 1. Protected against the government: First, practically all of the individual rights conferred by the Constitution upon individuals protect only against government action. They do not protect a per­ son against acts by other private individuals. (Example: Suppose P is a woman who's two months pregnant, and none of the private hospitals in her state will perform an abortion. ) Note: The only exception to the"government action only" rule is the Thirteenth Amendment's ban on slavery, which 2.

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