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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: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (630 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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427 of 516 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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437 of 529 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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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By nurselisa on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
How can they spoon feed lies to our children and keep getting away with it. History is history, can't change it to suit your agenda!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By valentsgrif on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Falsus in Unum is the concept that if you lie about one thing, it is safe to infer that you would lie about other things. Applying the concept to this book, any school thinking of utilizing this for school students should be aware that the obvious misinformation being discussed on here belies other agenda driven information set forth through the rest of the text.

Bogus book.
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65 of 77 people found the following review helpful By David L. Burkhead on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
If you're going to include information about the US Constitution in a test prep book, it would behoove you to use what it actually says, not what you might wish it said.

Neither the people who wrote the Bill of Rights (Federalist Papers 46) nor the current US Supreme Court agrees with this book's "interpretation" of the 2nd Amendment.

That, alone, is enough to make me question everything else in the book. If they're going to alter one item for political purposes (and it can't really be anything else) then what else will they alter?
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219 of 268 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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321 of 395 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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243 of 298 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.
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