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The Resource Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson

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

Label
Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
Title
Fault lines in the Constitution
Title remainder
the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
Statement of responsibility
written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced—then they offer possible solutions
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2017.
  • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
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10577832
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1110L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
KF4550.Z9
LC item number
L475 2017
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1110
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.8
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
juvenile
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the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
Label
Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
21104097
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn975998450
Label
Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
21104097
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn975998450

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