U.S. Constitution For Beginners

By Steve Bachmann; Jorge Diaz (Illustrator)
(For Beginners, Paperback, 9781934389621, 192pp.)

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

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In a combination of witty text and crisp illustrations, U.S. Constitution For Beginners takes a tongue-in-cheek look at America's most critical legal document. Author and lawyer Steve Bachmann has written a text that touches on the document's history beginning all the way in 1215 AD with the Magna Carta. He then traces the events that precipitated its writing, the personalities and motives of the people who created it, and its use and misuses since ratification. Though hotly debated and constantly reinterpreted, the Constitution has survived wars, industrialization, expansion and politicians. U.S. Constitution For Beginners analyses crucial elements of this binding set of principles and ponders the future of the Constitution as well as the role of American citizens.

About the Author

Steve Bachmann, AB (Harvard), MFA (UNO), JD (Harvard), now retired, has worked for social change throughout his life as an attorney for many organizations including Project Vote, ACORN, Agape Broadcasting Foundation, and SEIU Health Care Illinois and Indiana. He is also co-founder of The New Orleans Art Review. Bachmann has written scores of law review articles and several books over the years, including Preach Liberty (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990); Nonprofit Litigation (John Wiley and Sons, 1992); and Lawyers, Law and Social Change (2001), published in conjunction with the ACORN Cultural Trust and Unlimited Publishing LLC. He has also published a book of literary criticism, Extreme Proust (2008), followed by Unbecoming Jane, co-published by Unlimited Publishing LLC and Harvardwood Books in early 2009.

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