Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today

by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
    • Format: Paperback Book
Short Summary
This journey back in time to the creation of the US Constitution explores the beginning of problematic political issues—and what can be done about them today.

Good For:
Encouraging Dialogue and Conversation, Civic Involvement and Responsibility, Getting Involved Politically, Exploring the Fine Points of History, Debate Preparation and Research Projects

Topics and Themes:
American History, US Constitution, Framers and Founding Fathers, Democracy, Supreme Court, Congress, Elections, Presidency, Free Press

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Gerrymandering, the Electoral College, and even congressional gridlock all have their roots in the US Constitution. Many people take these features of the American democratic system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and their ramifications are still being experienced today.

Each chapter in this timely and thoughtful exploration of the Constitution’s creation begins with a story―all but one of them true―that connects directly back to a section of the document that forms the basis of our society and government.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-33175-2