What Does the Con­sti­tu­tion Say?: A Kid’s Guide to How Our Democ­ra­cy Works

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2020

Writ­ten more than 230 years ago, the Con­sti­tu­tion can be hard to under­stand (even for adults). But it also gives you what you need to make our coun­try the best it can be for every­one. What Does the Con­sti­tu­tion Say? takes you on a tour of the whole Con­sti­tu­tion while explain­ing what its fan­cy words real­ly mean. From the Pre­am­ble to the 7 Arti­cles to the 27 Amend­ments (so far), this fun-to-read guide is packed with bite-sized info, his­toric quotes, and graph­ics on impor­tant top­ics such as:

Why the Con­sti­tu­tion is a liv­ing document”

How the first attempt at a con­sti­tu­tion (the Arti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion) failed

What pow­ers the pres­i­dent does (and does­n’t) have

Key fig­ures like James Madi­son, Alexan­der Hamil­ton, and George Washington

A bonus sec­tion on the Dec­la­ra­tion of Independence

And much more!

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