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United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination Paperback – 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Amsco School Publications; 2nd Revised edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567656609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567656602
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (645 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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444 of 541 people found the following review helpful By Akasha on September 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
At the very least, the bill of rights is completely revised, so if you read this, as your source of information, you have no idea what the ORIGINAL Bill of Rights states.

Is this an accident? Probably not. Have you read 1984?

That this kind of book is allowed to be published is a crime. The author is a traitor to the Constitution.
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431 of 529 people found the following review helpful By doug on September 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book gives a breif synopsis onf our bill of rights. This is quoting how they explain the 2nd ammendment. "The people have a right to bare arms in a state militia."
This goes against every supreme court decision on the meaning of the second ammendment. As the first line of the 2nd is actually a preamble. Popular in writings of that time. This book has very little real history inside. Its mostly just a progessive indoctrination peice...
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By nevets on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Rewriting the Constitution to serve an anti American and liberal agenda! What the hell is this teaching our children and their children? If anyone believes this crap in this book, you might as well wipe your ass with the Constitution. I just might get this book just to wipe my ass, I feel a good one coming on! This rewriting of the Bill of Rights turns my stomach, the author and publishing company should hang their heads in shame to be teaching this garbage!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Perfection Learning on June 4, 2014
Format: Paperback
As the publisher of United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (copyright 2010), we have assigned a 5 star rating. Perfection Learning acquired AMSCO School Publications, the original publisher of the title, in May 2013. Soon after the acquisition, we were made aware of the summarization issues with the Bill of Rights published in the book. We immediately removed the summarization and replaced it with the full, original language of the Bill of Rights. Since then, a new AP U.S. College Board Curriculum Framework was released. Our new 2015 edition, also listed on Amazon under U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (2015 Exam), has been fully revised to reflect the Board’s changes and also includes the full, original language of the Bill of Rights. As a third generation family-owned business, Perfection Learning takes the concerns and inputs of students, teachers, and parents seriously, and have dedicated ourselves, since 1926, to delivering the highest quality educational materials possible.
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324 of 401 people found the following review helpful By information_junkie on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
***WARNING: DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! It contains so called "history" that is inaccurate and untrue. Please ask that Amazon remove it.***

Amazon needs to remove this untrue, offensive, revisionist tripe from it's inventory. The authors are deliberately misinforming, i.e., LYING TO, the readers who will be unfortunate enough to be dumbed down by this carefully contrived piece of propaganda.

On page 102 there is a "summary" of the Bill of Rights. It is not a summary but a list of the alleged first ten amendments and the text is NOT ACCURATE. This is not the United States Constitution Bill of Rights but a wish list by the authors of what they would prefer if they could overturn the Bill of Rights. Here is a photo of page 102:

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And, here, is the ACTUAL text of the REAL Bill of Rights:

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A most deliberate re-writing of the actual amendments text. One needs to question who the authors are and why they are attempting to dis-inform their readers. What is the agenda here? A close examination of what the authors have substituted in place of the authentic text should alarm all students of history and anyone who values their rights.

The title of this book is "United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination". This is neither history nor suitable for any "advanced" placement in anything but ignorance. Even worse, this is being passed off as COLLEGE LEVEL.

The disinfo contained in this book is no accident and the agenda is sinister. There are anti American, anti constitution forces at work in this country and you're looking at the product of two of their minions.

I am requesting that Amazon immediately remove this item and stop offering it for sale.
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A.B. on September 16, 2013
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The attempt to summarize the bill of right completely changes the intent of the language used. Here are the first two:

Constitution First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Book Summary First Amendment: Congress may make no laws that infringe a citizen's right to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. Congress may not favor one religion over another (separation of church and state).

Constitution Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Book Summary Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

The constitution is not something that should be summarized. It is a law, not some mission statement.
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