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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 (641 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,946 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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444 of 538 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 525 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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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Bethi J on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
This history book contains a "summary" of the Constitution, not the actual thing. Not only is it revisionist and liberal (The second amendment summary is laughably liberal), but they dumb it down to the point that it certainly can't be considered AP History anymore. Don't waste your money.
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68 of 80 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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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Monica on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
What rock have the authors and publishers been living under? They seem to have no clue what the Constitution of the United States of America Says or means...

Either that or they're pushing propanda, trying to mislead people into believing their garbage - LYING to the students who are stuck reading this deceitful trash!

THIS book, is a good candidate for burning.
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322 of 396 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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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Burke on September 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Any so called 'text book' that substantially alters the text of one of the constitutional amendments, is a book that belongs in Soviet era Russia, not a US 'advanced placement' curriculum. Any parent that purchases this book for their child is doing them and their nation a great disservice.
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274 of 337 people found the following review helpful By T. Koeppel on September 16, 2013
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This text book should stay on the shelves and rot. Don't even consider buying it to educate your children if you're intested in historical facts.

This is a high school AP History text book and it can't even get the Bill of Rights correct? Not only is it a poor paraphrase of the 2nd amendment, its an outright lie.

The text book says "Second amendment: the people have the right to keep an bear arms in a state militia"

This implies that the amendment defines the rights of the people in what they may keep and bear arms for, and then also implies that it is only for the purpose of a state militia.

The actual second amendment says "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."

This is clearly worded as a limit placed on government regarding the infringement of the people's natural, God-given right, to bear arms.

I'd give it zero stars, but evidently I had to give at least one to write this review.
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