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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 (647 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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445 of 544 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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24 of 26 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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431 of 530 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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325 of 403 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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220 of 272 people found the following review helpful By Peter N. Neff on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
In an attempt at being succinct, this textbook has changed the meaning of the Bill of Rights. I have to admit that I have not read any other part of this textbook or any of AMSCO's other products, but if they revise this portion of this book than I would not trust any of their other products.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Stephen D. Sumner on September 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is a liberal attempt at changing our kids views on the Amendments. This is a virus in our education system, plain and simple agenda...
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J Ducken on September 16, 2013
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This book is not actually history but an attempt to revise history in manor the authors dreamed up for some illicit purpose apparently. I remember learning from books like this prior to the internet and not understanding why I understood things incorrectly. It was very unfortunate until I woke up.
I hope this book doesn't go to children intent on doing well on actual assignments
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By ziggy marley on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Honestly, where to begin on this poorly researched handbook? filled with factual errors, this should be the last place a person looks for help!
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