Updated for the first time in ten years, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY is an accessible, illustrated and annotated look at America’s founding document, The U.S. Constitution.
Readers, teachers, and students can easily grasp the Constitution’s principles as legal scholar Monk guides us step-by-step through the fine points of the Preamble, Articles, and Amendments–illuminated with current events and the stories of the people behind the Supreme Court cases.
This updated edition includes rulings on and debates about such hot-button topics as immigration, gay marriage, the right to bear arms, and affirmative action. THE WORDS WE LIVE BY offers balanced and nonpartisan analysis of constitutional issues, leaving readers free to make up their own minds. A refreshed package, sidebars, images, and a two-color design throughout will make this 100,000-copy backlist favorite an essential guidebook for millions of educators and students, demonstrating that our Constitution is not just a dry document, but the lively story of “We the People.”