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How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Freedom in America • Book 1

Paul B. Skousen

Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and really understand what they’re saying?

Learn how they impact your life; your rights and freedoms? How the branches of government were formed, and why?

Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and really understand what they’re saying?

Learn how they impact your life; your rights and freedoms? How the branches of government were formed, and why?

You’re not alone. Millions of Americans want a deeper understanding of their country’s founding principles and don’t know where to start. When the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were written by our founders over two centuries ago, they were designed to endure. And indeed they’ve remained, as Paul Skousen writes, “the most amazing freedom formula ever invented”–but navigating eighteenth-century legal language can be challenging.

Recognizing this problem, Skousen provides an easy, step-by-step guide that will forever change the way you think about your country and your freedoms. Using visual tools, exercises, and several valuable memory aids, this book will help you:

  • Master the Constitution‘s seven articles and the twenty-seven important rights named in the Bill of Rights.
  • Navigate the Declaration’s five power statements on freedom and unlock their eighteenth-century phrases with a convenient glossary.
  • Discover how the Constitution‘s guiding principles protect human rights.
  • And so much more.

Thousands of books describe the origins of these famous documents, but only How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence gives you a path to truly understanding them.

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Paul B. Skousen

Paul B. Skousen is an author and instructor on the United States Constitution. He received his undergraduate from BYU in Journalism and his Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

After graduate school Paul worked for President Ronald Reagan in the White House Situation Room. In addition, Paul was an intelligence officer for the CIA. He received national notoriety when he preserved a large bag of shredded top secret documents, the so-called “smoking gun” from the Iran-Contra Affair, that he sold piecemeal as “shredded secrets from the White House.” Paul Harvey and other media outlets covered the unusual story.

Paul has extensive experience interviewing political and military leaders in Egypt, Israel and Jordan, including the former prime minister of Jordan, the political advisor to Egypt’s President Mubarak, and senior generals in the Israeli military.

Paul is the author of seven books including How to Save the Constitution, How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Bassam Adventure Series and The Naked Socialist. He has revised and edited several of his father’s books including Fantastic Victory, The Cleansing of America, The Five Thousand Year Leap Glenn Beck Edition, and The Majesty of God’s Law. He is currently writing the Biography of W. Cleon Skousen, among other projects, and is a frequent speaker and constitutional instructor.

Additionally, Paul has been a columnist for The Daily Caller, and currently teaches communications and journalism at Utah Valley University.

Reviews

Sam Sorbo
Sam SorboActress; Host of The Sam Sorbo Show
It's great! I highly recommend "How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence!
Peter Gemma
Peter Gemma
How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence" is the best book of the 2016 election season but it has nothing to do with candidates or political parties. It is a handbook every voter should have to understand why the polling booth transcends politics.This is an easy-to-read guide to discover why we call ourselves Constitutionalists and not just Conservatives. Just from reading it for the first time (it's a book worth perusing regularly), I have a better understanding of the logical reasoning behind the writings of the Founding Fathers and a deeper appreciation for their gifted vision of a United States of America. "How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence" is powerful ammunition for Patriots on the front lines in the fight for Liberty.
Ivan BrownChairman Constitution Party of Arizona
As an educator I am concerned that the next generation be able to understand the wisdom in our country's brilliant founding documents.After reading Mr. Skousen's new book, How to Read and Understand the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, I believe a very useful, simple, and innovative way to understand that system is here. Now anyone can take those documents and, following the outline in this text, unravel the plain meaning. How they came about;how they are laid out; unfamiliar terms are clearly explained; short historical context; tests to check for understanding--It's all there. I recommend this small volume for individuals and for school districts.With its simple layout, a teacher could easily use it as part of a unit on our nation's founding.
AML Review
How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence" by Paul B. Skousen makes our nation's founding documents easier to read and remember. This book can arm the reader with understanding and patriotic vigilance to protect our nation and allow it to continue to stand as a beacon to the world. I recommend this book to any and all who are patriotic and freedom loving. It is one tool that can help us defend our homes, our families, our beliefs, and our ability to live safely, securely and happily.
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