Reading Between the Lines of the Constitution

Legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explains how implicit values, precedents, and common practices have become part of the U.S. constitutional system.


Who should read your book?

At one end, it is for a high school junior in AP history or AP government, or that student's teacher. It's also for opinion leaders and stay-at-home spouses. Fundamentally, [it's] for all citizens because the Constitution is what we have in common as citizens. And if we don't understand it, how can we discharge our fundamental responsibilities as citizens?

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