Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414422873
  • ISBN-13: 9781414422879
  • DDC: 342.7303
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin 20 Best Bets for Student Researchers 2002

Covering each of the 27 amendments, this 3-vol. resource provides the history and social context of the amendment process. The introduction includes a general essay on the Constitution and adopting new amendments, followed by chapters highlighting each amendment. Entries range in length from 10 to 15 pages and begin with the full text of the amendment, followed by an essay on the social and political climate that gave rise to its proposal. Also included is an overview of the unratified amendments, with an emphasis on issues that affect today's society and demonstrate the current applicability of the amendment. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of the amendment are also covered chronologically. Features include 150 illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, source for further study, and index.

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    ISBN-10: 0787648655 | ISBN-13: 9780787648657


"This set will help students understand both the history of the amendments and their continuing impact on our government and lives and would be useful for either reference questions or as a starting point for further research. It deserves a place in all secondary library collections." -- School Library Journal (November 2001)

— School Library Journal

"This three-volume set is appropriate for the middle school and junior high school grades. They clearly are textbook titles and, as such, would be read only within the context of a specific class. A substantive drawback is the lack of a comprehensive index. Although the information covers events into the late 1990s, including a brief discussion of the Communications Decency Act, the index does not contain an entry for either the American Civil Liberties Union or the American Library Association, both of which were primary litigants in this landmark case - a significant oversight when discussing the Constitution." -- VOYA (December 2001)


"There are numerous reference sources on the U.S. Constitution, but few are designed, as this one is, to be accessible to middle-school users. Presentation is very clear...definitely a set that belongs in school and public libraries." -- Booklist (September 2001)

— Booklist