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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
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Gridlock! Gerrymandering! The Electoral college! How did our government get so complicated? As it turns out, many of the issues we struggle with today have their roots in the creation of the United States Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthis Levinson and Sanford Levinson take us back to the beginnings of this document and show how these fault lines were first introduced - and how their unintended consequences continue to affect us today. The Framers of the Constitution, they remind us, faced many of the same challenges and disputes that we do in the twenty-first century. Sometimes there was conflict, sometimes compromise - and the Framers met most of the challenges with great skill and foresight. Some issues, however, were just too complex or controversial to settle in such a brief time. Today we are still suffering from the consequences of disputes and decisions made in an overheated room in 1787, as a new form of government for our country was being created. -- from dust jacket
Awards note
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth 2017
  • School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Recommended Book, 2018
Cataloging source
DLC
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Levinson, Cynthia
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550.Z9
LC item number
L475 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
Level 8.8.
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1941-
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Levinson, Sanford
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
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  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civics
Target audience
juvenile
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Hello, can you hear me?:
  • 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)
  • Part III.
  • If America threw a party, would you be let in?:
  • 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)
  • Introduction
  • Time's up! (presidential term limits)
  • Part IV.
  • "Hurrah! I'm 18. Finally I can vote for president.":
  • The college with no courses or credits (the Electoral College)
  • Part V.
  • Who's running America?:
  • 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)
  • Part VI.
  • Preamble
  • Emergency! Emergency!:
  • At war (emergency powers)
  • At war with bugs (habeas corpus)
  • We can change it, right? (amending the Constitution)
  • Part VII.
  • Keeping pace with the times:
  • Grading the Constitution
  • Now what?
  • Post-amble
  • Timeline
  • Part I.
  • How bills become (Or, more likely, don't become) law:
  • It takes two to tango (bicameralism)
  • Big states, little say (the Senate)
  • Delete! (presidential veto)
  • Majority rules, except when it doesn't (supermajority rules)
Control code
ocn975998450
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027682749
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)975998450
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Hello, can you hear me?:
  • 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)
  • Part III.
  • If America threw a party, would you be let in?:
  • 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)
  • Introduction
  • Time's up! (presidential term limits)
  • Part IV.
  • "Hurrah! I'm 18. Finally I can vote for president.":
  • The college with no courses or credits (the Electoral College)
  • Part V.
  • Who's running America?:
  • 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)
  • Part VI.
  • Preamble
  • Emergency! Emergency!:
  • At war (emergency powers)
  • At war with bugs (habeas corpus)
  • We can change it, right? (amending the Constitution)
  • Part VII.
  • Keeping pace with the times:
  • Grading the Constitution
  • Now what?
  • Post-amble
  • Timeline
  • Part I.
  • How bills become (Or, more likely, don't become) law:
  • It takes two to tango (bicameralism)
  • Big states, little say (the Senate)
  • Delete! (presidential veto)
  • Majority rules, except when it doesn't (supermajority rules)
Control code
ocn975998450
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027682749
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)975998450

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