Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Review: The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
By Jonathan Hennessey

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
An excellent introduction to the complicated document that is the foundation of our country, The United States Constitution: a Graphic Novel Adaptation is an opening way of
introducing the complicated founding document. Those hoping that it has the wording of the constitution will be disappointed however, as this is more a how to to the United States constitution and not a verbatim rendition.

The art style is engaging and sets the tone for the complicated, discriminatory nature of founding fathers and United States history in general. For panels depicting slavery and the
three-fifths law, the person is only depicted as three-fifths of a person...completely jarring and unnatural and brings to life that they were not looked as full body individuals. At times the writing can be cramped, I could read it easily even with it being on the smaller size.

I would say that it goes through the Amendments quickly and often times washing over the complication of these additions to our constitution, however, you are still able to get a feel and understanding for it. I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to understand the Constitution and how it has been interpreted throughout the years since the Founding Fathers drafted it.

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