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Declaring Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution (How Government Works) ePub download

by Gwenyth Swain

  • Author: Gwenyth Swain
  • ISBN: 082251348X
  • ISBN13: 978-0822513483
  • ePub: 1935 kb | FB2: 1458 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Geography & Cultures
  • Publisher: Lerner Pub Group (October 1, 2003)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 147
  • Format: mbr txt lrf lit
Declaring Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution (How Government Works) ePub download

Documents of Freedom book

Documents of Freedom book. Just finished reading DOCUMENTS OF FREEDOM: A LOOK AT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND THE . Introduces the founding documents that helped shape the United States of America and its government, sharing the story of how they were created while explaining what they say and why they are important.

A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. More than just old pieces of paper, these three documents describe how America's government was created

book by Gwenyth Swain. Declaring Freedom : A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. More than just old pieces of paper, these three documents describe how America's government was created. Ensuring liberty and justice for every American, they represent a government created by the people, of the people, and for the people of the United States. Format: Library Binding.

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The Bill of Rights protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, the freedom of assembly and the freedom to petition. Among the legal protections it affords, the Bill of Rights prohibits Congress from making any law respecting establishment of religion and prohibits the federal government from depriving any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law.

Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction

Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk. See all 2 brand new listings.

The Declaration worked to create independence for all 13 of the colonies. In the Declaration of Independence, colonial leaders outlined the "injuries" that Britain had caused and that as a result, the colonies were declaring their independence. John Hancock was the first to sign which document?

Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the .  . Constitution was written our federal government was divided into three branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch.

Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the . The judicial branch is made up of courts that interpret, or "decide what laws mean. Laws, which can be federal, state, or local, are "rules" that we all must follow. They are called statues when they are "written down. There are civil statutes, but there are also common laws.

To declare independence from Great Britain (There is no official religion and the government leaves people alone in that respect

To declare independence from Great Britain. How does the overall structure of the Declaration aim to serve this purpose? Consent of the govern (from the bottom up). Also, the people have the right to overthrow the government that oversees their cause. The four rights stated in the Declaration are: life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and rebellion. This differs from John Locke's proposed set of rights. His include: life, liberty, property, and rebellion. There is no official religion and the government leaves people alone in that respect. It says nothing about it. The Establishment clause cannot have an official religion of the United States.

The federal and state governments formed under the Constitution . 4. What is the Bill of Rights? 6. Work in pairs and discuss the following questions.

The federal and state governments formed under the Constitution, therefore, were designed to serve the people and to carry out their majority wishes (and not the other way around). One thing they did not want their government to do is to rule them. Americans expect their government to serve them and tend to think of politicians and governmental officials as their servants. 1. What is the difference between the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

The s was a section from the Declaration of Independence where the colonists listed their former problems with the British government but specifically King George.

The s was a section from the Declaration of Independence where the colonists listed their former problems with the British government but specifically King George. The United States Declaration of Independence contains 27 grievances against the decisions and actions of British King George III. Historians have noted the similarities with John Locke's works and the context of the grievances

Explores the origin, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Damdyagab
It is my hope this children's book not be read to older children by an adult reader. Rather the book should be read by the child to the adult audience.
Most of us are some distance from our earlier experiences in learning about the Constitution and the conditions of the times which spawned it.
Hearing a child read the book will benefit the adult listener with a quick review of the importance of the document and each person's responsibility to see that it remains alive and well in practice.
As the adult hears the child's voice find meaning in the words, the listener is reminded that only the adults can carry the torch until the child matures.
Yozshujind
I was excited to get a book called "Declaring Freedom". I assumed wrongly, that it would be accurate. Luckily I decided to read it before giving it to my son to read. The beginning seemed pretty well written. I was slightly concerned when it referred to our country as a Democracy (we are a constitutional republic). I became more concerned when it was describing the seperation of power and didn't mention that the Senate was intended to represent the sovereign states. When it stated that the supremacy clause makes all federal laws trump state laws, I threw it away. Article 6, Clause 2 state "This constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made or wich shall be made, under the Authority of the United states, shall be the supreme Law of the Land." Too many people ignore the phrase "which shall be made in pursuance thereof". This refers to the enumerated powers. Any laws that are not delegated by the powers enumerated in Article 1, section 8, are invalid. I wish people would look at the orignal documents and the statements made by our founders when telling what they meant. The rewriting of history really irks me. I guess I'm going to have to find a used book over 100 years old to make sure I am reading real history.
Inerrace
Very good book on civics topics and three founding documents of the American nation: the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of RIghts.

The book includes a glossary, a timeline, and a good index.

Presents the Intolerable Acts, gives a VERY brief account of the Articles of Confederation, and includes great illustrations and cute text boxes.

I sincerely wish this book included the TEXTs of the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The book does show some drafts, but does not have the texts for your kids to read.

Presents colonial public opinion as monolithic and unified for declaring independence -- that is not factual.
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