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The Resource Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson

Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson

Label
Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
Title
Fault lines in the constitution
Title remainder
the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
Statement of responsibility
written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced--then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the Senate. Many of us take these features in our system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and we're still experiencing the ramifications
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinson, Cynthia
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1110 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
KF4550.Z9
LC item number
L475 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levinson, Sanford
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Civics
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It takes two to tango (bicameralism) -- Big states, little say (the senate) -- Delete! (presidential veto) -- Majority rules, except when it doesn't (supermajority rules) -- How to cherry-pick voters (gerrymandering) -- Taxation without representation (the district of columbia) -- "I'll just do it myself!: : "oh, no, you won't" (direct democracy) -- Who can vote? how do you know? (voting rights) -- Who gets to represent you? (restrictions on running for congress) -- Who gets a shot at the oval office? (restrictions on running for president) -- Time's up! (presidential term limits) -- The college with no courses or credits (the electoral college) -- Knock, knock. is anybody there? (continuity in government) -- The president and vice president have left the building (presidential succession) -- January 20th : the duck's in charge (inauguration day) -- At war (emergency powers) -- At war with bugs (habeas corpus) -- We can change it, right? (amending the constitution) -- Grading the constitution -- Now what? -- Post-amble
Control code
sky286344278
Dimensions
24cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 09/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today, written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It takes two to tango (bicameralism) -- Big states, little say (the senate) -- Delete! (presidential veto) -- Majority rules, except when it doesn't (supermajority rules) -- How to cherry-pick voters (gerrymandering) -- Taxation without representation (the district of columbia) -- "I'll just do it myself!: : "oh, no, you won't" (direct democracy) -- Who can vote? how do you know? (voting rights) -- Who gets to represent you? (restrictions on running for congress) -- Who gets a shot at the oval office? (restrictions on running for president) -- Time's up! (presidential term limits) -- The college with no courses or credits (the electoral college) -- Knock, knock. is anybody there? (continuity in government) -- The president and vice president have left the building (presidential succession) -- January 20th : the duck's in charge (inauguration day) -- At war (emergency powers) -- At war with bugs (habeas corpus) -- We can change it, right? (amending the constitution) -- Grading the constitution -- Now what? -- Post-amble
Control code
sky286344278
Dimensions
24cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781561459452
Lccn
2017011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 09/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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