(back cover) Syl Sobel transforms Americaas history into an exciting adventure When the U.S. Constitution was first written, many of the freedoms we now take for granted were not yet guaranteed. Nowhere did the Constitution say anything about freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, to name just a few of them. Many Americans feared that the government might someday take away these rights, just as the British had done when the American states were still colonies. That was when the people added ten new amendments to the Constitution, clearly guaranteeing many basic rights to all citizens. Those first ten amendments are called" The Bill of Rights." Author Syl Sobel describes each of these rights, and in the process he points out many fascinating facts that are a part of Americaas history. Here is a book that will be valued by teachers and enjoyed by students. Illustrations, glossary, and suggested reading a[ Ages 8 and older More books by Syl Sobel The Declaration of Independence How the U.S. Government Works Presidential Elections The U.S. Constitution and YouSobel, Syl is the author of 'The Bill of Rights', published 2008 under ISBN 9780764140211 and ISBN 0764140213.