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Author Freedman, Russell, 1929-2018.
Title In defense of liberty : the story of America's Bill of Rights / Russell Freedman.
Imprint New York : Holiday House, [2003]
Edition First edition.

Author Freedman, Russell, 1929-2018.
Subject United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Description x, 196 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
age Children lcdgt
Edition First edition.
Contents 1. A knock on the door in the middle of the night -- 2. Why we have the Bill of Rights -- The first amendment, part one -- 3. Freedom of religion -- The first amendment, part two -- 4. Freedom of expression -- The second amendment -- 5. The right to bear arms? -- The third amendment -- 6. The right to be left alone: uninvited guests -- The fourth amendment -- 7. The right to be left alone: searches and seizures -- The fifth amendment -- 8. The right to remain silent -- The sixth and seventh amendments -- 9. The right to a fair trial -- The eighth amendment -- 10. Cruel and unusual punishment -- The ninth amendment -- 11. The mysterious ninth -- The tenth amendment -- 12. The battle over states' rights -- 13. Madison's most valuable amendment -- 14. The right to differ -- The Bill of rights -- The bill of rights (facsimile).
Summary Describes the origins, applications of, and challenges to the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that comprise the Bill of Rights.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-190) and indexes.
ISBN 0823415856 (hardcover)
OCLC # 51454275

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