Reading the 27 amendments built into America's constitution may not seem exciting at first. Look beyond the old-fashioned phrasing and the government terms, however, and you will find remarkable details. You will meet political leaders and representatives struggling to make the wisest choices, American citizens fighting for basic rights, and a country that is constantly adjusting to the changes it faces with every passing year. The story behind each amendment is important to understand-and fascinating to learn.
Detailed black-and-white illustrations in the style of old political cartoons add to the historical theme of this book. Readers identify cause and effect as they learn about the early years of our republic.
As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.
Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.
Describes the events leading up to and including the exploration and settlement of places which became driving forces in the expansion of America.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Explores the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.