The United States Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation
Pull this book from your box and watch a smile cross your teen’s face. He knows he needs to study the United States Constitution; he just never expected to enjoy it! The writer of The United States Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation undertakes the daunting task of going through the entire Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment, explaining the meaning and implications of each - in teen-friendly graphic format.
A fine introduction to United States legal history, The United States Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation explores the historical context in which various elements of the Constitution originated. It also includes the dark side of constitutional history. Controversies are put in historical context. Nearly every major case that the Supreme Court has ruled on is explored, including cases where it has reversed itself. Even cases that are less popular in Christian circles. Though the text of the Constitution itself is only partly quoted, the substance and explanations remain true to the text. With so many loved ones, past, present and future, asked to defend this historically resilient document, fully understanding the United States Constitution is imperative.
Note: The United States Constitution – A Graphic Adaptation discusses even the most controversial of amendments and Supreme Court decisions, including, among others, Roe vs. Wade. While it states that others disagree with the Court’s decision and presents the issue respectfully, it represents the current U.S. Constitution without criticism. Because of this, please discuss with your teen the statements and assumptions of the book, including worldviews.
Also, The United States Constitution – A Graphic Adaptation pulls examples from real life to illustrate the principles of the Constitution. So a wide range of topics – polygamy, marijuana, rape, racism, and so on – make passing cameo appearances. Although this book wouldn’t be appropriate for very young readers, we feel that most high school students will be ready to benefit from it. Provided you are willing to discuss and reason through the issues together.
If you would like to look at the especially concerning pages before handing the book off to your child, here are the page numbers you will want to look at and why:
- Pages 9-10 delve into worldview questions of God’s preordaining.
- Page 38 references evolution.
- Page 116 discusses birth control, Planned Parenthood, abortion, and homosexuality.