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The Resource How to read the Constitution and why, Kim Wehle

How to read the Constitution and why, Kim Wehle

Label
How to read the Constitution and why
Title
How to read the Constitution and why
Statement of responsibility
Kim Wehle
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A must-read for this era."-Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes-essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government. The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution--and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution's protections are eroding-not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy-and why every American needs to heed to this "red flag" moment in our democracy. This invaluable-and timely-resource includes the Constitution in its entirety and covers nearly every significant aspect of the text, from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights-including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works-and why, if we don't step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever. How to Read the Constitution--and Why is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for everyone in America-regardless of political party
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
June 14, 2019
Citation source
Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wehle, Kim
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.W44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
Label
How to read the Constitution and why, Kim Wehle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD19182103
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780062896308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
How to read the Constitution and why, Kim Wehle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD19182103
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780062896308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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