Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination Paperback – January 1, 2010


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$26.76 $7.66

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Amsco School Publications; 2nd Revised edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567656609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567656602
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (624 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

It's a pity this book will end up in the hands of kids who don't know any better...
Deb M
A US history book that can't even get the text of the bill of rights down correctly, can't properly be called a history book can it?
ViscousMF
This is a high school AP History text book and it can't even get the Bill of Rights correct?
T. Koeppel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

425 of 505 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...
51 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
436 of 519 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.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
320 of 389 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:

[...]

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

[...]

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.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
256 of 311 people found the following review helpful By Celia on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
That is what the title should be. A good number of students seem to love this book, but I'm not surprised. It's written at an 8th grade level or lower so that this generation of American's can read it without taking a SPED class.

The next edition will probably wipe out the Constitution of the US entirely and replace it with Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. I imagine the progressive college professors are giddy with excitement knowing that their agenda is sanctified by the Dept of Ed and spoon fed to young, impressionable minds.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Robert Waugh on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
A text book obviously prepared and written with a revisionist's agenda. I gave up on counting the problems, finally demanded it be removed from my child's classroom. Ridiculous book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
242 of 294 people found the following review helpful By patrick sudds on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is complete propaganda that is not based in fact. The simple point that it paraphrases the Constitution to fit what the author believes it "Should" say should be enough for you to shy away from this book or any teacher or professor that utilizes this text. The Publisher should be held accountable for allowing the paraphrasing of The Constitution of the United States to be presented as fact and shown as the actual Constitution.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
228 of 277 people found the following review helpful By Garrett Benson on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I would give this book less than one star if I could!

Any book that is said to prepare students for an AP class should at least be truthful.

Paraphasing the Constitution in accordance with leftist thinking not only does to our children wrong, but shames the memory of the founding fathers who wrote the orginal document. This is a play straight out of 1984!

Do not waste a penny on this book, and if your child's school requires it, fight them with whatever power you have to change.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I cannot believe that this text that outright LIES about the meaning of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights ever made it past the book's Editors much less being approved by school boards!!! This book needs to be pulled and destroyed. History DOES NOT CHANGE just because a textbook author wants it to. This text is untruthful, erroneous and the bias of the author is OBVIOUS. We need history texts to tell the TRUTH and let the reader decide for themselves what is right or wrong.

What ever happened to the moral values of Integrity and Honesty?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews