Discovering the Rights and Privileges Granted by the U.S. Constitution
Author: Ursula Furi-Perry
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An interactive exploration of the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States shares analyses of constitutional law topics, the stories of key Supreme Court cases and discussions of subjects ranging from due process to freedom of expression. Original.
Far too often, teens find themselves caught up in the legal system over actions that didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Unforeseen consequences of small pranks, petty theft, public drinking or urination, simple assault, and trespassing can become too overwhelming for somebody without legal experience, resources, or know-how. This simple guide defines misdemeanors and minor offenses, explains what to do when cited for one, and narrates the court experience in an accessible way. Most important, it also guides readers who may have already encountered trouble on successfully moving beyond it and avoiding further problems down the line.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has had significant "firsts": First Lady of the United States and the first female candidate for a major political party to run for president of the United States. She has endured her share of scandals and is a celebrated former secretary of state, senator, and political activist. Young readers will learn more about the politicians life and accomplishments through easy-to-follow text accompanied by dynamic full-color photographs as well as direct quotes from Clinton herself. A Words to Know section helps readers learn new vocabulary, while Further Reading encourages deeper learning.