An updated version of The Story of the ConstitutionFoundation for Freedom: A Study of the United States Constitution features fifteen chapters that cover the colonial experience, American Revolution, formation of the nation, creation of the Constitution and government, and specific sections of the Constitution, finally ending with the fundamental principles of the Constitution. Written from a Christian perspective, this unique text also references the influence of Christianity as well as the link between biblical principles and law. An engaging reader, this full-color text integrates sidebars alongside archival photos of documents and artifacts as well as portraits of major colonial leaders. Each chapter ends with review exercises that include true/false, matching, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and essay questions. 

Please Note: This text is an updated, full-color version of The Story of the Constitution, second edition. 

Grades 8-12. 320 indexed pages, softcover. Non-consumable textbook; review exercises should be completed in a separate notebook.

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Foundation for Freedom: A Study of the United States Constitution--Workbook

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The Story of the Constitution: Second Edition

It's the foundation of our nation, the skeleton of our government! Students examine the Constitution's historical background; analyze the complete document and amendments; and evaluate issues such as morality, biblical principles and more. Features end-of-chapter review questions and helpful appendizes that include a reprint of the Constitution (with original spellings), founding fathers gallery and recommendations for further study. 301 pages, softcover. 8th-12th grade.

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Give your teens a concise visual overview of America's three distinct branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. Learn why our Founding Fathers felt that "separation of power" was essential, how a system of "checks and balances" can prevent tyranny, and how these branches have interacted over the last 200 years. Three slipcased DVDs, approx. 2.5 hours total.

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Understanding Government, 3-DVD Set


An essential resource for anyone interested in our nation's religious heritage and the Founders' intended role for the American judicial system. Original Intent combines hundreds of quotes from primary sources with the author's exposition on hot topics such as revisionism, judicial activism, and separation of church and state. A substantial appendix encompasses full texts of the founding documents, biographical sketches of numerous Founders, and extensive reference notes. Paperback

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Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution & Religion

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For many years in the United States, there has been a gradual drifting away from the Founding Fathers' original success formula. This has resulted in some of their most unique contributions for a free and prosperous society becoming lost or misunderstood. Therefore, there has been a need to review the history and development of the making of America in order to recapture the brilliant precepts which made Americans the first free people in modern times.

The Making of America provides a wealth of material on the Founding Father's intentions when drafting the American Constitution. It is one of the most thorough compilations of statements by the Framers relating to constitutional interpretation, and addresses the Constitution clause by clause -- providing resources on the Founder's intent of each clause. The National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation, was created in order to revive those original American concepts in all of their initial brilliance and vitality. The very fact that many of them are becoming obscure and misunderstood emphasizes the urgency of the task. The study for The Making of America extended over a period of nearly 40 years, and an organized effort to present this information in a published text was a concerted endeavor of nearly 14 years.

It will be observed that many new insights are provided in the writings of the Founders for the solution to serious economic, political and social problems plaguing the world today. It is felt that a study of The Making of America can be of lasting value to all who have a serious concern for the general welfare of not only America but all mankind. Hardcover.

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The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution


This new book is very timely for one of the most frequently debated issues in America: the separation of church and state. Where did this phrase originate? Was it always meant to prohibit expressions of religious faith in public settings as many claim today? Learn the answers to these questions and discover the Founding Fathers own words and intents in this book! With all these resources, you will be able to clearly understand the original intent of the Founding Fathers and be able to share those beliefs with others! Paperback

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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

The Federalist remains a primary source for interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they are an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer."

At the time of publication, the authorship of the articles was a closely-guarded secret, though astute observers guessed that Hamilton, Madison, and Jay were the likely authors. Following Hamilton's death in 1804, a list that he drew up became public; it claimed fully two-thirds of the essays for Hamilton, including some that seemed more likely the work of Madison (Nos. 49-58, 62, and 63). The scholarly detective work of Douglass Adair in 1944 postulated the following assignments of authorship, confirmed in 1964 by a computer analysis of the text:

- Alexander Hamilton (51 articles: nos. 1, 6-9, 11-13, 15-17, 21-36, 59-61, and 65-85) 
- James Madison (29 articles: nos. 10, 14, 37-58 and 62-63) 
- John Jay (5 articles: 2-5 and 64). 
- Nos. 18-20 were the result of a collaboration between Madison and Hamilton.


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The Federalist Papers: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution


The Second Amendment to the Constitution, a protection of the ownership of firearms, has become the source of heated controversy in recent years. Learn about the Founders' views on this important freedom and their solutions for averting the plague of violence that has disrupted communications. Paperback

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A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton W. Folsom exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain -- ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America so desperately needed from the Great Depression. Folsom takes a critical, revisionist look at Roosevelt's presidency, his economic policies, and his personal life. 

Elected in 1932 on a buoyant tide of promises to balance the increasingly uncontrollable national budget and reduce the catastrophic unemployment rate, the charismatic thirty-second president not only neglected to pursue those goals, he made dramatic changes to federal programming that directly contradicted his campaign promises. Price fixing, court packing, regressive taxes, and patronism were all hidden inside the alphabet soup of his popular New Deal, putting a financial strain on the already suffering lower classes and discouraging the upper classes from taking business risks that potentially could have jostled national cash flow from dormancy. Many government programs that are widely used today have their seeds in the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare, among others, all stifle economic growth -- encouraging decreased productivity and exacerbating unemployment. 

Roosevelt's imperious approach to the presidency changed American politics forever, and as he manipulated public opinion, American citizens became unwitting accomplices to the stilted economic growth of the 1930s. More than sixty years after FDR died in office, we still struggle with the damaging repercussions of his legacy.


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New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America


You are about to embark on a journey into another world, but not the kind of world you might imagine. These pages will take you on a journey into the world of "ideas." In the pages of this journal, you will encounter a biblical worldview. Each daily session will be an eye-opening experience that gives hope, meaning and a greater understanding of how God fits into every part of your life. Contents include: Preface by Josh McDowell About this Study Week One - Introduction: Discover a Whole New World Week Two - Theology - A Close Encounter of the God Kind Week 3 - Philosophy: Getting Down to Reality Week 4 - Biology: "Designed" or "Evolved" Week 5 - Psychology: How to Live with Yourself & Like It Week 6 - Ethics: Is There Any Real Right or Wrong Week 7 - Sociology: What Makes a Healthy Society Week 8 - Law: Why So Many Laws Week 9 - Politics Everybody's Got Rights ... Right? Week 10 - Economics: Making Money by the Bible Week 11 - History: Dry Bones or Dynamic Ideas? A Final Challenge: Biblical Chrisitianity in Retreat

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Worldviews in Focus: Thinking Like a Christian Student Journal

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Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview (Worldviews in Focus Series)



Equip your high schoolers with skills to respond biblically to the tough issues that they will encounter after graduation. Offering practical instruction on topics such as man's purpose in the world, the Christian family and roles within it, dating and courtship, education, art, and politics, this in-depth series guides today's young adults to live productive lives---and shapes them into the Christian servants and leaders of the future. 10 softcover workbooks and Teacher's Guide.

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Lifepac Foundations for Living Complete Elective Set

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Even students who don't know much about history will love these more than 500 intriguing cross-cultural tidbits, unusual facts, and stories from around the globe. Designed to connect readers with events, persons, and ideas important in world history, accounts range from ancient times to the 1990s. Discover a 3,000,000-year-old skeleton named for a Beatles' song, Robin Hood's real identity, or how the letters ''AF'' helped defeat the Japanese at Midway. Each of the book's 27 chapters starts with an overview and gives topics for student papers, class discussions, or bulletin boards. Grades 6-12.

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Of Many Times and Cultures: Fascinating Facts and Stories from World History