The U.S. Constitution and You

The U.S. Constitution and You

by Syl Sobel, J.D.




(back cover)
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 worship—or 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764147944
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

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

Introduction 6

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

Glossary 41

Resource Guide 45

Index 47

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