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The Supreme Court
     

The Supreme Court

by Peter Benoit
 

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Read about the highest court in the United States and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out: How the Supreme Court was formed; What responsibilities the court has; And how the court's decisions have led to some of the biggest changes in the country's history. Cornerstones of Freedom™ brings history to life by capturing the

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Read about the highest court in the United States and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out: How the Supreme Court was formed; What responsibilities the court has; And how the court's decisions have led to some of the biggest changes in the country's history. Cornerstones of Freedom™ brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in history with engaging text, primary source materials, historical photographs, maps, and timelines.

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Children's Literature - Susan Treadway
In this significant introduction to the purpose, structure, and cultural effects of the judicial branch of America’s government, students follow major events into the twenty-first century by a historical timeline and with sequential textural features. Interactive chapters cover the basic processes of the Supreme Court to fine tune laws, defend the U.S. Constitution, hand down rulings that change the country, and deliver landmark cases about citizens’ rights. Archival photographs bring judicial history alive, yet there is much more for youngsters to dig into as particular cases are presented. The “Cornerstones of Freedom” series book compares and contrasts a variety of pivotal moments as well as overall themes to capture the Court’s major role in America’s system of checks and balances. Judicial decisions are appropriately covered with multiple sidebars about Constitutional insights, key officials, and pressing issues. There is a brief discussion of related consequences of the Supreme Court’s influence. Timely reference sources are given for those wanting to pursue further study of the Court. Reviewer: Susan Treadway; Ages 8 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531258286
Publisher:
Children's Press(CT)
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Series:
Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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