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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

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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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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. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the Senate. Many of us take these features in our system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and we're still experiencing the ramifications. 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 From the award-winning team, Cynthia Levinson, children's book author, and Sanford Levinson, constitutional law scholar, Fault Lines in the Constitution will encourage exploration and discussion from young and old readers alike
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Levinson, Cynthia
Dewey number
342.73029
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 56789
  • 1110
Intended audience source
  • Childrens Plus, Inc
  • Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levinson, Sanford
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • United States
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
Bar code
  • 31223124555393
  • 31223124448599
  • 31223124448623
  • 31223124555385
  • 31223124448607
  • 31223124555369
  • 31223124448581
  • 31223124555377
  • 31223124448631
  • 31223124448615
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
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 p.
Isbn
9781561459452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
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
Bar code
  • 31223124555393
  • 31223124448599
  • 31223124448623
  • 31223124555385
  • 31223124448607
  • 31223124555369
  • 31223124448581
  • 31223124555377
  • 31223124448631
  • 31223124448615
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
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 p.
Isbn
9781561459452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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