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Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities
     

Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities

by Richard Panchyk
 

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ISBN-10: 1556526075

ISBN-13: 2901556526076

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution—including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights—the book juxtaposes historical cases with similar

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This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution—including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights—the book juxtaposes historical cases with similar current cases. Presented with opinions from both sides of the court cases, readers can make up their own minds on where they stand on the important issues that have evolved in the Court over the past 200 years. Interviews with prominent politicians, high-court lawyers, and those involved with landmark decisions—including Ralph Nader, Rudolph Giuliani, Mario Cuomo, and Arlen Specter—show the personal impact and far-reaching consequences of the decisions. Fourteen engaging classroom-oriented activities involving violations of civil rights, exercises of free speech, and selecting a classroom Supreme Court bring the issues and cases to life. The first 15 amendments to the Constitution and a glossary of legal terms are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901556526076
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
For Kids Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Senator John Kerry,
Author's Note,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction by Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union,
1 The Founding of the Court,
2 Politics and Power,
3 Free Speech,
4 Freedom of Religion,
5 Civil Rights,
6 Criminal Justice and the Right To Privacy,
7 Regulation of Business,
8 Property Rights,
Afterword by James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State,
Resources,
Index,

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