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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 (638 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,787 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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441 of 534 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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428 of 520 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 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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244 of 299 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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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
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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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