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Author Levinson, Cynthia, author.

Title Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today / written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson.

Publication Info. Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  342.73 LEVINSON    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 235 pages : black and white illustrations, map, charts ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Study Program MG+ RL 8.8 9.0 190605
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents It takes two to tango (bicameralism) -- Big states, little say (the Senate) -- Delete! (presidential veto) -- Majority rules, except when it doesn't (supermajority rules) -- How to cherry-pick voters (gerrymandering) -- Taxation without representation (the District of Columbia) -- "I'll just do it myself!" "Oh, no, you won't" (direct democracy) -- Who can vote? How do you know? (voting rights) -- Who gets to represent you? (restrictions on running for Congress) -- Who gets a shot at the oval office? (restrictions on running for president) -- Time's up! (presidential term limits) -- The college with no courses or credits (the Electoral College) -- Knock, knock. is anybody there? (continuity in government) -- Is there a leader in the room? (presidential succession) -- The duck's in charge, January 20th (Inauguration Day) -- At war (emergency powers) -- At war with bugs (habeas corpus) -- We can change it, right? (amending the Constitution) -- Grading the Constitution -- Now what? -- Post-amble.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Here is a timely exploration of the document that forms the basis of our society and government.
Audience Ages 14 & up.
Grades 9 & up.
1110L Lexile.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Civics -- Juvenile literature.
Constitutional law -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Political science.
United States -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Author Levinson, Sanford, 1941- author.
ISBN 9781561459452 (hardcover)

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