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TitleHow to read the Constitution and why / Kim Wehle
AuthorWehle, Kim, author
Call No342.73 WEH
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 006289630X (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 0062914367 (library ed.)
International Standard Book Number 9780062896308 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 9780062914361 (library ed.)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 342.73029 23
Personal Name Wehle, Kim, author
Title Statement How to read the Constitution and why / Kim Wehle
Edition Statement First edition
Imprint ©2019
Imprint New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Physical Description viii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note Includes the complete text of the United States Constitution
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Formatted Contents Note Part I: Structure. Part II: Rights. Part III: Why care? Why it matters how politicians get hired and fired -- If the Constitution stops functioning, why should I care? -- Sustaining democracy: some takeaways Speech, religion, and the first amendment -- Guns and the second amendment -- Crime and the fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth amendments, -- Liberty and equality: fifth and fourteenth amendments -- What does the Constitution say about the states? -- The basics: each branch has a job description - and two bosses -- Congress: lots of power to a herd of cats -- The (real) powers of the President: no more kings -- The courts: what was that about kings? --
Summary, Etc. "The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution--and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution's protections are eroding--not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy--and why every American needs to heed to this "red flag" moment in our democracy. This invaluable--and timely--resource includes the Constitution in its entirety and covers nearly every significant aspect of the text, from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights--including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works--and why, if we don't step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever. How to Read the Constitution--and Why is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for everyone in America--regardless of political party."--Amazon.com
Subject United States. Constitution
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Constitutional history United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Constitutional law United States

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