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The Constitution Decoded

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The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document That Shapes Our Nation by Katie Kennedy. Illustrated by Ben Kirchner - Paperback - Copyright 2020 - ISBN 978-1-5235-1044-3.

Be an active citizen. Know your Constitution!
 
Ever wonder why the president has a Cabinet? Why there‚Äôs such thing as trial by jury? Why someday you‚Äôll have to pay income tax, or why there are no Dukes, Duchesses, Counts, or Countesses in the United States? Because the Constitution says so‚Äď‚Äďand so much more. And now, in¬†The Constitution Decoded, the ideas, concepts, and rules that make America are unpacked and explained in detail to help all of us, kids and parents too, become more informed citizens.
 
Written with impeccable clarity and illustrated in a style that brings America‚Äôs early days to life, this fascinating guide goes through the Constitution literally word by word, sentence by sentence, and idea by idea to give readers a true understanding of not only how the Framers envisioned the United States, but also why they made the choices they did. Here‚Äôs why, for example, the United States has three branches of government‚ÄĒlegislative, executive, and judicial.¬†It explains how bills become laws, why we have the right to free speech, how we can change the Constitution as our country evolves, and so much more.

Packed with historical context and figures, vocabulary, anecdotes, and trivia, this book is an accessible yet richly layered work that belongs in every family library.