The U.S. Constitution: Explained--Clause by Clause--For Every American Today
ISBN: 0525562540
EAN13: 9780525562542
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage

The U.S. Constitution: Explained--Clause by Clause--For Every American Today

Book Overview
Politicians come and go, but the Constitution stands as the supreme law of the land. Setting forth the workings of our democracy, it is the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, civil liberties, and war. In this indispensable edition, acclaimed historian and Constitutional expert Ray Raphael guides us through the origins, impact, and current relevance of the original text and all twenty-seven amendments. Here is the key historical context for issues in the news today--from the Electoral College to Washington gridlock, from peaceful protests to executive power. Thoughtful and nuanced, lively and highly readable, this annotated Constitution is for all of us to read and refer to--the ultimate political fact-checking source for every American.