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The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide

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In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author, and constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk explores the remarkable history of the Bill of Rights amendment by amendment, the Supreme Court's interpretation of each right, and the power of citizens to enforce those rights.

Stories of the ordinary people who made the Bill of Rights come alive are featured throughout.
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ebook, 265 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Close Up Pub.
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Cristie Underwood
This book not only explains the Amendments, but also provides court cases that influenced or were influenced by them. Every American should read this, as it lays out the importance and history of these Amendments. It was really interesting to read.
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As a teacher of AP Government, this book was a dream. It clearly lays out the first ten amendments, as well as the 14th amendment. It discusses key clauses and court cases relevant to each amendment. It also contains pictures that span from the colonial days to the present Trump era. I would be very interested in assigning this book as summer reading for my AP students. They would enter the course very prepared on constitutional underpinnings, civil liberties, and even selective incorporation, w ...more
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