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Student's Guide to the Supreme Court examines the history of America's highest court using a three-part approach that is tailor-made for students new to the topic.

Part One of the Student's Guide to the Supreme Court features three essays, each addressing though-provoking issues about the Court's powers and influence:

• The Supreme Court: The Weakest or Strongest Branch of Our Government?
• How Does the President Nominate a Supreme Court Justice?
• How Does the Supreme Court Affect Citizens Today?

Part Two consists of alphabetical entries spanning Abortion to Writ of Mandamous, the court order requiring a goverment official to carry out a duty. The definitions are supplemental with biographies of decision makers, spotlights on momentous events and key issues, and point/counterpoint debates of controversial issues. Part Two includes the 2009 nomination and confirmation of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Part Three is a Primary Source Library of key documents and images essential to understanding the history of the Supreme Court, including landmark decisions such as Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. Board of Education, editorial cartoons about the Court, presidential nomination statements, and justices' writings and speeches about pivotal cases.

Student's Guide to the Supreme Court is part of the Student's Guides to the U.S. Government series, which focuses on key topics in U.S. government and history: elections, Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court. Boldly designed with boxed features, photos, maps, charts, tables, political cartoons, and timelines, the books in the series are easy to read, and each follows a consistent, three-section format. Each book is an informative reference for young researchers that requires minimal knowledge of U.S. government to understand the fundamental concepts presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872895539
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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