Judith Lloyd Yero's thought-provoking text, coupled with carefully selected images from the past and present, challenge young readers to carefully examine and understand the Constitution's first 10 Amendments, which guarantee their basic human rights. In addition to defining these rights, Yero puts them into the context of present-day life so that kids will recognize that the Bill of Rights is as important to their daily lives as it was to the lives of the first citizens of the newly independent United States.
Included in the back matter are the full text of the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Rights of the Stamp Act Congress, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the Miranda Rights.
The five titles in the American Documents series are important historical texts for middle grade learners, focusing on texts that form the cornerstone of American democracy. Each book takes an in-depth, close-up look at the key documents that set the guidelines for how government works in the United States and how it came to be. Full text of the documents is included.