The US Constitution and You

The US Constitution and You

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Baker & Taylor
Analyzes the contents of this great document by explaining how it gives all citizens many rights, including the right to vote, freedom of speech and worship, the right to defend oneself in court, and more. Original.

Barron's Educational Publishing
All elementary school students learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution when they first begin social studies. This book is different. It tells boys and girls about the great American document itself--explaining exactly what the Constitution does, as well as how it affects and protects people today. Kids discover how the Constitution provides for the federal government's three branches--legislative, executive, and judicial. Then they see how it gives all citizens many rights, including the right to vote, to enjoy freedom of speech and the press, to worship--or not worship--according to one's religious beliefs, to disagree openly with government policy, and to defend oneself in courts of law when accused of crimes or civil wrongs. Kids also see how, according to the Constitution, many rights are kept beyond control of the federal government, and are reserved for the separate states, communities, and individuals. This book's language is clear and simple. It cites many examples that relate directly to each student's own experiences.

& Taylor

Provides an introduction to the Constitution, covering the responsibilities of the three branches of government, the system of checks and balances, and the rights given to individual citizens.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2001
ISBN: 9780764117077
Branch Call Number: 342.7302 So123u 2001 CHILD
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilgannon, Denise - Illustrator


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