We The People

Author(s): Lewis, Aura

History | Social Studies

See the US Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy. With the 2020 Presidential election around the corner, there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock of US politics. Inquisitive minds will have their questions vividly answered - and new ones raised - by a mix of Aura Lewis' striking illustrations and Evan Sargent's clear, engaging text, including passages from the Constitution given in plain English. As well as a detailed history covering the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all Amendments, discover how this milestone in American democracy shapes and is shaped by the world at large. We The People shows that, far from a fusty old piece of paper, the US Constitution is a living, evolving rulebook that is as relevant today as it has ever been. * A fresh take on a monumental document, navigating in style its history and its life today. * Excerpts from the Constitution are presented here in plain English to help young thinkers better understand the role it plays in everyday life. * Accessible, energetic text accompanied by contemporary, powerful illustrations allows children aged 10 and older to re-think the Constitution in a totally new way. * A balanced examination that does not shy away from addressing the difficulties of interpreting and adapting the Constitution for the modern world. We The People takes the Constitution out of its display case, blows off the dust and re-imagines this piece of history for the next generation. Review: "Nuanced and reasonably easy to understand." * Kirkus Reviews * "An enlightening addition to upper elementary and middle school collections for its in-depth look at the Constitution and the U.S. government." -- Molly Dettmann * School Library Journal * "An excellent resource." -- J. B. Petty * Booklist * "An engaging introduction to a document that continues to shape American lives." * Publishers Weekly * "FIVE STARS. I'd give it a million if I could." -- Heather Armstrong * Dooce * Contents: HELLO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT THE PREAMBLE ARTICLE 1 Congress ARTICLE 2 President ARTICLE 3 Judicial ARTICLE 4 States ARTICLE 5 Amending ARTICLE 6 Debts, supremacy, oaths, religious tests ARTICLE 7 Ratification THE BILL OF RIGHTS 1 ST AMENDMENT Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petitions 2ND AMENDMENT Arms 3RD AMENDMENT Quartering of soldiers 4TH AMENDMENT Search and seizure 5TH AMENDMENT Grand jury, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, due process 6TH AMENDMENT Rights of accused in criminal prosecutions 7TH AMENDMENT Jury trial 8TH AMENDMENT Protecting against excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment 9TH AMENDMENT Non-enumerated rights 10TH AMENDMENT Rights reserved to states THE REST OF THE AMENDMENTS 1 1 TH AMENDMENT Suits against a state 12TH AMENDMENT Election of president and vice-president 13TH AMENDMENT Abolition of slavery and involuntary servitude 14TH AMENDMENT Citizenship, immunities clause, due process, equal protection 15TH AMENDMENT Voting rights 16TH AMENDMENT Federal income tax 17TH AMENDMENT Popular election of senators 18TH AMENDMENT Prohibition 19TH AMENDMENT Votes for women 20TH AMENDMENT Commencement of presidential term and succession 21ST AMENDMENT Repeal of 18th Amendment 22ND AMENDMENT Two-term limitation on president 23RD AMENDMENT District of Columbia presidential vote 24TH AMENDMENT Abolition of poll tax requirement in federal elections 25TH AMENDMENT Presidential vacancy, disability, and inability 26TH AMENDMENT The right to vote at age 18 27TH AMENDMENT Congressional compensation LOOKING FORWARD GLOSSARY SEARCH & FIND AND FURTHER READING INDEX

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780711254046
  • : United Book Distributors
  • : United Book Distributors
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lewis, Aura
  • : Hardback