The U.S. Constitution and You

Written in terms kids can understand, this revised and updated book explains what the United States Constitution does, and describes how it affects and protects people today. Boys and girls discover how that great document gives citizens many rights, including the right to vote, as well as to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to worship—or not worship—according to their 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 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. This new edition has been updated with interesting topics for classroom discussion. (Ages 8-10, F&P Reading Level: V) 

From the Reviews:"A straightforward overview of what the Constitution is and what it does. Short chapters on the various components and aspects of the document are direct and easy to understand as branches, checks and balances, and rights are defined and explored. Pen-and-ink sketches and informational sidebars emphasize points made throughout the book...It's a useful addition to the study of U.S. history and government."
School Library Journal

"A difficult subject becomes easy for inquisitive young minds to read and understand in this book full of information about our nation...Recommended."
Library Talk

About the Author:
Syl Sobel, J.D.,
 is the Director of Publications & Media Division, at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books about the American government all published by Barron's. His works include Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts, How the U.S. Government Works, The U.S. Constitution and You, and The Bill of Rights

In Emilee's opinion:
It would have been really interesting to live in a country that was just starting out. But, like anything that is new, there will be rules and regulations, there will be mistakes made and there will be meetings to make better rules.Thank goodness, they decided that the United States need a strong, national government. The rules they wrote to create the national government are called the Constitution of the United States.  

The U.S. Constitution and You is a simple book explaining what the constitution is. It is interesting how much protection we really needed. In this book you'll learn the rules of the government, the three branches of government, checks and balances, changing the constitution, the rights of the people, and the rights of the states. Overall, this book taught me the importance of the intelligent delegates including George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. They were the framers who wrote the Constitution and created the rules for our government. 

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