A Look at the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments

Accenting the efforts of the Prohibition groups such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League, author Amy Graham reviews the events and sentiments of the times that led to the short-lived existence of the Eighteenth Amendment. Also revisited are the times of bootleggers, speakeasies, and names like Al Capone, all of which contributed to the eventual creation of the Twenty-first Amendment.

* Reviews *

While this series is specifically written for the younger reader, it easily can be used by anyone who is interested in the Constitutional amendments. For example, the book on the Second Amendment is an overview of all the events concerning the controversial right to bear arms. This text will help the reader see that there are many sides to the controversy of gun ownership. The authors have included many good Web sites that may be used for further information. The sites themselves appear in pictures in the text, but the print is very small. It is best to access them using the MyReport link, and each book provides access to that portal. At the end of each book the complete Constitution is provided. The text itself is clear and very easy to read. The color pictures are of good quality. These books and others in the series would be useful for the upper elementary, junior high, and high school library. Glossary. Index. Recommended., Library Media Connection November/December 2007
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-1-5984-5063-7
Author: Amy Graham
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades 6-7
Interest Level: Grades 6-12+
Dewey: 363.4
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Full-Color Photographs, Illustrations