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The Words We Live by: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution (Stonesong Press Books)

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An entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, from an award-winning journalist.

Would national identity cards impose on our liberty

Did the Supreme Court really "choose" George W. Bush as our president

Do campaign contribution caps infringe on our freedom of speech

The United States Constitution is the basis for our most fundamental rights as Americans, and is a key element in nearly every major legal and political debate ever argued. But how many of us actually understand the language used by our Founding Fathers

Now Linda R. Monk, an award-winning author and journalist, takes us through the Constitution, line by line, to help us comprehend this amazing document. From the Preamble, which she analyzes with inspiration from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Charlton Heston, and James Madison, to each and every amendment, Monk enlightens us by offering insight, legal expertise, surprising facts and trivia, opposing interpretations, and historical anecdotes to breathe life into this provocative and hallowed document.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-278) and index.

Synopsis:

An award-winning author and journalist brings insight, legal expertise, and humor for an enlightening stroll through the United States Constitution. Monk offers surprising facts and trivia, opposing interpretations, and historical anecdotes to breathe life in this provocative and hallowed document. 75 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786867202
Author:
Monk, Linda R.
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Monk, Linda R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
Constitutions
Subject:
Constitutional law
Subject:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Subject:
Constitutional law -- United States.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Stonesong Press Books
Series Volume:
Volume 2
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 20 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-278) and index.
"Synopsis" by , An award-winning author and journalist brings insight, legal expertise, and humor for an enlightening stroll through the United States Constitution. Monk offers surprising facts and trivia, opposing interpretations, and historical anecdotes to breathe life in this provocative and hallowed document. 75 illustrations.
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