We are grateful to Heidi Schreck and to the cast and crew of What the Constitution Means to Me for finding our book so helpful and for inviting us to appear on Broadway!
The Constitution states that, if no presidential candidate gets a majority in the Electoral College—that is, 270 votes—then the House of Representatives chooses the president.
The United States has one of the lowest voter-turnout rates in the world
Fault Lines in the Constitution deals with two possible national emergencies—a foreign war and a pandemic. The situations can become even worse because of problems in our Constitution.
The Constitution doesn’t cover all of the rights that some people believe are necessary in the twenty-first century. For example, the Constitution does not provide young people with the right to get an education.
Until 1971, Americans couldn’t vote until they were twenty-one years old. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the age to eighteen. But, why not, say, sixteen? Or, even younger?