What Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy Is Supposed to Work (Paperback)

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What Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy Is Supposed to Work (Paperback)

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Do you know what the Constitution actually says?
This witty, highly relevant annotation is your go-to guide to how the U.S. government works (or is supposed to work).


Written by political savant Ben Sheehan, and vetted for accuracy by experts in the field of constitutional law, What Does the Constitution Actually Say? is an entertaining and accessible primer on what our Constitution actually lays out.

With clear notes and graphics on everything from presidential powers to Supreme Court nominations to hidden loopholes, Sheehan walks us through the entire Constitution (with a bonus section on the Declaration of Independence). Besides putting the Constitution in modern-day English (so that it can be understood), What Does the Constitution Actually Say? gives you everything you need to be an effective voter and citizen in the November elections and beyond.

Ben Sheehan is a political commentator and digital creator. He has appeared on shows including Real Time with Bill MaherGood Morning AmericaAmanpour & Company and more. Ben has won Shorty, Reed, and Webby Awards for his writing and production work. He was named one of entertainment’s “35 Under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter and a “World Changing Ideas” finalist by Fast Company for his approach to civics education.
Product Details ISBN: 9780762489053
ISBN-10: 0762489057
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
"Ben provides a totally fresh departure for thinking about the Constitution for lots of people who don't make a livelihood out of it, but need to understand it. A wonderful, breakthrough book."—Jamie Raskin, U.S. representative and former professor of constitutional law at American University's Washington College of Law