Do You Know How the U.S. Constitution Works
to Protect You, Your Friends, and Your Family?
It gives you and every American citizen many rights, including the right to vote, as well as to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to worshipor not worship according to your beliefs, to disagree openly with government policy, and to defend yourself in courts of law when accused of crimes or other wrongs.
Open this book to learn more about your rights . . . and also to learn which rights are reserved for the state and the community where you live.
“It’s a useful addition to the study of U.S. History and Government.”
School Library Journal
More fascinating books on government by Syl Sobel
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts
How the U.S. Government Works
About the Author
Syl Sobel, J.D., is Director, Publications & Media Division, Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of several books for young readers that describe how government works.
Table of Contents
The Rules for the Government 11
Three Branches of Government 14
Checks and Balances 19
The People's Powers 22
Changing the Constitution 24
The Rights of the People 27
The Rights of the States 34
The Constitution and You 38
Resource Guide 45