The Words We Live By

Author: Linda R. Monk
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316381861
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THE WORDS WE LIVE BY takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun control, and affirmative action. In THE WORDS WE LIVE BY, Linda Monk probes the idea that the Constitution may seem to offer cut-and-dried answers to questions regarding personal rights, but the interpretations of this hallowed document are nearly infinite. For example, in the debate over gun control, does "the right of the people to bear arms" as stated in the Second Amendment pertain to individual citizens or regulated militias? What do scholars say? Should the Internet be regulated and censored, or does this impinge on the freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment? These and other issues vary depending on the interpretation of the Constitution. Through entertaining and informative annotations, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY offers a new way of looking at the Constitution. Its pages reflect a critical, respectful and appreciative look at one of history's greatest documents. THE WORDS WE LIVE BY is filled with a rich and engaging historical perspective along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that your Constitution is a living--and entertaining--document. Updated now for the first time, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY continues to take an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and affirmative action.

Life In Numbers The Electoral College

Author: Margaret King
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425850138
Size: 75.65 MB
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The Electoral College is a complex system influenced by various factors in the United States' rich history. Some of the ideas behind the Electoral College--such as ensuring that smaller states were given a vote--still apply today. However, the Electoral College has changed over the years in ways that the framers of the Constitution did not anticipate. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Electoral College with this full-color informational text that explores contemporary issues through high-interest content! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

The History Essays

Author: Joseph Cook
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304984656
Size: 38.33 MB
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A collection of history research papers written by the author during his graduate coursework. Most of the articles relate to the American Civil War. The final paper included was honored by an academic conference as the top paper presented; it deals with the death of U.S. Army General Edward R.S. Canby. All in all, this collection is a valuable resource for students of American history. All material is copyrighted by the author.

A Right To Bear Arms

Author: Gerald Petersen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456882449
Size: 27.65 MB
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A Right to Bear Arms? What Were the Founders Thinking? is an inquiry into the historical derivation and meaning of the Second Amendment. Why was this amendment written the way it was? What were the fears and feelings of the Founders? What role did the states play in the development of the Second Amendment? How are our natural rights affected by the Second Amendment and what is the responsibility of the people and the government in protecting these rights? How did the Supreme Court’s interpretation regarding this amendment change over the years? The answers reveal the meaning of the Second Amendment.

Freedom From Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Author: Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9780737719253
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Discusses the history of the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment, offering court cases and essays to explore various points of view.

New Hampshire S General John Stark

Author: Clifton La Bree
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Stark served with the famous Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War, where he honed the leadership skills that placed him among the most successful military commanders of that conflict and the ensuing Revolutionary War. His extraordinary performance at Bunker Hill, the siege of Boston, the Battles of Trenton, Bennington, Saratoga, and as commander of the Northern Department, has gone relatively unheralded. He was a legendary hero, a true Cincinnatus, who embodies the values that made our country great, and is worthy of our respect and admiration.