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A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant


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Publisher:Festival, 1999



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Which 462 words are so important that they've changed American history more than once? The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the crucial document that spells out how the United States is to be governed.

Find out what the Bill of Rights is and how it affects your daily life in this fascinating look at the history, significance, and mysteries of these laws that protect the individual freedoms of everyone -- even young people.

  • Why did early American founders (like James Madison, Congressman from Virginia) argue that individuals needed a Bill of Rights to protect them from government?

  • Why is freedom of speech so thrilling and so controversial?

  • What is religious intolerance, and when can it be fatal?

  • What does it really mean to take the Fifth?

  • And how does the Bill of Rights affect the rights of kids?

Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, case studies, and humorous illustrations, innovative author Kathleen Krull's introduction to the Bill of Rights brings a little understood topic vividly to life.

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