Constitutional Amendments: Beyond the Bill of Rights: Amendment XIV - Citizenship For All, 1st Edition

  • Jack Hay
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  • ISBN-10: 0737746300
  • ISBN-13: 9780737746303
  • DDC: 342.73085
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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A well-rounded social studies education is grounded in an understanding of how the Constitution -- the blueprint for a democratic society -- works. This title presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship. Each volume begins with the amendment text (accompanied by a student-friendly translation). Chapters put the amendment in historical context, examine how it has been tested in the courts and presents current controversies and debates. Reflecting provisions in both the national and state curriculum standards, these volumes provide primary and secondary sources that examine the roots of constitutional democracy as well as how the interpretation of the Constitution has evolved throughout American history. The series also explores the meaning of citizenship as well as its rights and responsibilities.

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  • Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.


"This new series from Greenhaven Press provides coverage of key amendments ratified since 1791. Each volume in the series covers a different amendment in depth and uses historical and modern-day primary and secondary sources. This series takes students back to the time the amendments were created and the controversies surrounding their approval." -- ARBA, March 2009


"If you have students who struggle with understanding the Constitution, these books will help them out immensely."--Library Media Connection, October 2009

— Harolyn Legg