A Kids’ Guide to America’s Bill of Rights

Kathleen Krull

A Kids’ Guide to America’s Bill of Rights

Kathleen Krull

Which 462 words are so important that they've changed the course of American history more than once? The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the crucial document that spells out how the United States is to be governed.

Packed with anecdotes, sidebars, case studies, suggestions for further reading, and humorous illustrations, Kathleen Krull's introduction to the Bill of Rights brings an important topic vividly to life. Whether you're a middle grader or high schooler or even an adult, and whether you're looking to expand your knowledge or to reearch a report, the format of this "kids' guide" makes the information understandable and interesting.

Find out what the Bill of Rights is and how it affects your daily life in this fascinating look at the history, significance, and mysteries of these laws that are designed to protect the individual freedoms of Americans—including young people.

Some of the questions addressed in this easy-to-follow book:

  • Why did early American founders argue that individuals needed a Bill of Rights to protect them from government?
  • Why is freedom of speech so thrilling and so controversial?
  • What is religious intolerance, and when can it be fatal?
  • What does it really mean to take the Fifth?
  • How does the Bill of Rights affect the rights of kids?