Book Discussion on The Words We Live By: The Constitution

Ms. Monk talked about her book The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution, published by Hyperion. According… read more

Ms. Monk talked about her book The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution, published by Hyperion. According to Ms. Monk, although the Constitution has been a key element in nearly every major legal and political debate, few citizens actually understand the language used by the founding fathers. The purpose of the book is to guide the reader through the Constitution, line by line, to help in understanding the document, and the variety of ways in which it has been interpreted. The book contains little-known facts, historical anecdotes, definitions and legal expertise to assist comprehension. In analyzing the Constitution, Ms. Monk incorporates words of inspiration and alternate interpretations from citizens from all walks of life. During her presentation, Ms. Monk explained the context in which the Constitution was drafted, its evolution since 1787 and how it is being affected by current events. She responded to questions from members of the audience and led them in a recitation of the preamble to the Constitution. close

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Book Discussion on The Words We Live By: The Constitution

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 10, 2003
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Sep 19, 2006

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