Webster's New World American Words of Freedom

Webster's New World American Words of Freedom

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"Webster's New World American Words of Freedom" features the complete text of and expert commentary on the documents that define democracy and frame freedom - including the Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights and subsequent constitutional amendments. The helpful glossary of terms throughout the book enables you to understand and appreciate every word. Plus, you'll also find the text of and commentary on President George W. Bush's emotionally charged September 20, 2001 speech!show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 188 x 232.7 x 12.4mm | 326.59g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0764566385
  • 9780764566387

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Understand the Words That Guarantee Our Freedom-and Define Our Nation The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments. The words in these documents are the foundation of our freedom, our democracy-our very way of life in the United States. This book presents the complete texts of these crucial documents-and helps you understand what they mean for us today. Constitutional lawyer Stephen F. Rohde puts the words in context with an incisive look at historical events that surround their creation. And he explains how subsequent generations have interpreted them, offering a succinct overview of U.S. constitutional law. Featuring definitions of archaic and unfamiliar terms throughout, as well as the full text of and commentary on George W. Bush's historic speech of September 20, 2001, American Words of Freedom is an invaluable classroom resource-and an indispensable reference for every home. A Webster's New World Book www.hungryminds.comshow more

About Stephen F. Rohde

Stephen F. Rohde practices constitutional law in Southern California. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, writes and lectures widely on constitutional issues, and is president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights. Subsequent Amendments. Review. Resources. Reading Group Discussion Guide. Index. Appendix: President George W. Bush Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People.show more

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