American democracy owes much to the rights guaranteed to individuals in the U.S.
Constitution and specifically in its first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.
Each book in the new six-volume American Rights set provides the history of a specific right or rights, from the right to vote to the right to bear arms.
The volumes begin with brief colonial history, discussing the war fought by American Revolutionaries to gain independence from Great Britain - and their opportunity to decide what rights every American should possess.
Coverage also includes later and ongoing struggles by groups such as women and people of color to gain these rights - both in law and in practice.
Students will learn to appreciate the value of these rights by reading of the battles fought to secure them and, in some cases, by learning of their relative rarity around the world.
Graphs, maps, photographs, and box features enhance the lively and accessible narrative, calling out important details and bringing this exciting material to life.
Providing a wealth of information, American Rights is a thought-provoking, must-have set perfect for the young readers of today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, b&w photographs, maps, graphs
- Publisher: Facts On File Inc
- Publication Date: 31/08/2005
- Category: Social issues (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780816056613