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The U.S. Constitution
From the Set Our Government and Citizenship
'We the people...' Those words are probably familiar to Americans of all ages. This book explains what life was like before the Constitution and emphasizes the care and effort our forefathers took in developing a powerful and yet flexible outline of our nation.
- Before the Constitution
- Creating the Constitution
- The Foundation: Preamble and Articles
- A Living Document: The Amendments
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
A noteworthy review of Our Government and Citizenship from School Library Journal on January 1, 2005
Each book is well organized and has concise explanations of its subject. Many captioned, full-color photographs and reproductions complement the texts. Short articles within the chapters extend student interest. Declaration and Constitution discuss the documents in a clear, straightforward manner. Russell Freedman’s Give Me Liberty! (Holiday House, 2000) is a more complete reference on this subject while Syl Sobel’s The U.S. Constitution and You (Barron’s, 2001) is more engaging. Power is a bit more confusing, with information on many elected offices crammed into one chapter. Useful additions for student reports where needed.
A noteworthy review of Our Government and Citizenship from Booklist on October 15, 2004
Spotlight on Series Nonfiction: Recommended purchase
Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Michael Teitelbaum has been a writer and editor of children's books and magazines for more than 20 years. In addition to his nonfiction writing, Michael has also written many books based on popular cartoon characters such as Garfield and Superman. He recently wrote a novel based on the television show Smallville, and three novels based on the television show Justice League. Michael and his wife, Sheleigah, split their time between New York City and their 160-yearold farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.