Fault lines in the constitution, the graphic novel : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
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- ISBN: 9781250211613
- ISBN: 1250211611
279 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First graphic novel edition.
- Publisher: New York : First Second, 2020.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-277).
The framers -- The preamble -- Part I: How bills become (or, more likely, don't become) law. It takes two to tango / bicameralism ; Big states, little say / the Senate ; Delete! / presidential veto ; Majority rules--except when it doesn't / super majority rules -- Part II: Hello, can you hear me? How to cherry-pick voters / gerrymandering ; Taxation without representation / the District of Columbia ; "I'll just do it myself!" "Oh, no, you won't." / direct democracy -- Part III: If American threw a party, would I be let in? Who can vote? How do you know? / voting rights ; Who gets to represent you? / restrictions on running for Congress ; Who gets a shot at the Oval Office? / restrictions on running for President ; Time's up! / presidential term limits -- Part IV: "Hurrah! I'm 18. I can finally vote for the President. Not so fast." The college with no courses or credits / the Electoral College -- Part V: Can the President really do that? Pardon me? / presidential pardons ; "You're hired (Maybe.) You're fired! / the unitary executive -- Part VI: Who's running America? Knock, knock. Is anybody there? / continuity in government ; Is there a leader in the room? / presidential succession ; The duck's in charge, January 20 / Inauguration Day ; Part VII: Emergency! Emergency! At war / emergency powers ; At war with bugs / habeas corpus ; We can change it, right? / amending the Constitution -- Part VIII: Keeping pace with the times. Grading the Constitution / now what? -- A constitutional convention -- Articles and amendments.
|Summary, etc.:||"In 1787, after 116 days of heated debates and bitter arguments, the United States Constitution was created. This imperfect document set forth America's guiding principles, but it would also introduce some of today's most contentious political issues--from gerrymandering, to the Electoral College, to presidential impeachment. With colorful art, compelling discourse, and true stories from America's past and present, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel sheds light on how today's political struggles have their origins in the decisions of our Founding Fathers"--|
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