The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

A Graphic Adaptation

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Baker & Taylor
An illustrated account of the American Constitution covers each article and amendment in a graphic format designed to render its meanings more relevant and accessible to modern readers, in a volume that addresses such topics as the separation of church and state, the break from the monarchy, and the limits imposed on presidential power. Simultaneous.

McMillan Palgrave

Our leaders swear to uphold it, our military to defend it. It is the blueprint for the shape and function of government itself and what defines Americans as Americans. But how many of us truly know our Constitution?

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation uses the art of illustrated storytelling to breathe life into our nation's cornerstone principles. Simply put, it is the most enjoyable and groundbreaking way to read the governing document of the United States. Spirited and visually witty, it roves article by article, amendment by amendment, to get at the meaning, background, and enduring relevance of the law of the land.

What revolutionary ideas made the Constitution's authors dare to cast off centuries of rule by kings and queens? Why do we have an electoral college rather than a popular vote for president and vice president? How did a document that once sanctioned slavery, denied voting rights to women, and turned a blind eye to state governments running roughshod over the liberties of minorities transform into a bulwark of protection for all?

The United States Constitution answers all of these questions. Sure to surprise, challenge, and provoke, it is hands down the most memorable introduction to America's founding document.



Baker
& Taylor

Covers each article and amendment of the Constitution in a graphic format designed to be relevant and accessible to modern readers.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809094707
0809094703
9780809094875
0809094878
Branch Call Number: 320.973 H3925u 2008 TEEN
Characteristics: 149 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: McConnell, Aaron 1976-

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