The U.S. Constitution: The Citizen's Annotated Edition
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A Vintage Shorts Original Selection
As Khizr Khan dramatically demonstrated at this year’s Democratic National Convention, the U.S. Constitution is the central point of reference in our political debates—the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, and war. It dictates the structure and workings of our government; it sets forth our rights as citizens and, as such, shapes the parameters of our lives. Presidents come and go, but the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land.
In this essential edition, acclaimed historian Ray Raphael guides us through the Constitution clause by clause and amendment by amendment, illuminating the origins of its content, the intentions of its framers, its evolution throughout the centuries, and its meaning today. Thoughtful and nuanced, lively and highly readable, this Constitution is for all of us to read and refer to—the ultimate political fact-checking source for every American.
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