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The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

Linda R Monk

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Prose: non-fiction, Political science & theory

With more than 100,000 total copies in print and illustrated lavishly throughout, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY is a backlist gem, updated now for the first time. Teachers and students in the 46 states/territories that now conform to the Common Core Standards will find THE WORDS WE LIVE BY is a tremendous source of support in the required reading of the U.S. Constitution.

Readers, teachers, and students can easily grasp the Constitution's principles as legal scholar Monk guides us step-by-step through the fine points of the Preamble, Articles, and Amendments--illuminated with current events and the stories of the people behind the Supreme Court cases.

This updated edition includes rulings on and debates about such hot-button topics as immigration, gay marriage, the right to bear arms, and affirmative action. THE WORDS WE LIVE BY offers balanced and nonpartisan analysis of constitutional issues, leaving readers free to make up their own minds. A refreshed package, sidebars, images, and a two-colour design throughout will make this 100,000-copy backlist favourite an essential guidebook for millions of educators and students, demonstrating that our Constitution is not just a dry document, but the lively story of "We the People."

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