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Author Levinson, Cynthia, author.

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

Publication Info. Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2017]


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Edition First edition.
Description 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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) -- Is there a leader in the room? (presidential succession) -- The duck's in charge. January 20th (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.
Summary Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.
Subject Constitutional law -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Constitution -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature.
Civics -- Juvenile literature.
Constitutional law -- United States.
United States -- Constitution.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Author Levinson, Sanford, 1941- author.
ISBN 9781561459452

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