We The People

Author(s): Lewis, Aura

History | July Non-fiction | 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


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  • : 9780711254046
  • : United Book Distributors
  • : United Book Distributors
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  • : Lewis, Aura