The U.S. Constitution
The Inside Guide: Documents of Democracy
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
The Constitution is arguably the most important document in the United States today. It forms the basis of all laws that are passed in the country, and the Supreme Court's interpretation of the document has influenced countless court decisions and new policies. For these reasons, it's crucial for all American citizens to have at least a basic knowledge of what the Constitution contains. Readers are given an overview of this important document, helping them think critically about proposed laws in the 21st century. Exciting fact boxes, sidebars, and photographs add to this essential reading experience.