What Does the Constitution Actually Say?

A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy Is Supposed to Work

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By Ben Sheehan

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Do you know what the Constitution actually says?
This witty, highly relevant annotation is your go-to guide to how the U.S. government works (or is supposed to work).

Written by political savant Ben Sheehan, and vetted for accuracy by experts in the field of constitutional law, What Does the Constitution Actually Say? is an entertaining and accessible primer on what our Constitution actually lays out.

With clear notes and graphics on everything from presidential powers to Supreme Court nominations to hidden loopholes, Sheehan walks us through the entire Constitution (with a bonus section on the Declaration of Independence). Besides putting the Constitution in modern-day English (so that it can be understood), What Does the Constitution Actually Say? gives you everything you need to be an effective voter and citizen in the November elections and beyond.

  • "Ben provides a totally fresh departure for thinking about the Constitution for lots of people who don't make a livelihood out of it, but need to understand it. A wonderful, breakthrough book."
    Jamie Raskin, U.S. representative and former professor of constitutional law at American University's Washington College of Law

On Sale
Jul 9, 2024
Page Count
224 pages

Ben Sheehan, author of OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?

Ben Sheehan

About the Author

Ben Sheehan is a former award-winning executive producer at Funny Or Die. He founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) to teach voters about state executive races during the 2018 midterms. The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of entertainment’s 35 Rising Executives Under 35 and OMG WTF’s Gerrymander Jewelry was a finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2019. In 2016, he helped register 50,000 voters through digital videos as the executive director of Save the Day. The projects he’s been involved with have received over a billion views.

En Espanol:
Ben Sheehan es un premiado ex productor ejecutivo en Funny Or Die. Fundó OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) para enseñar a los votantes sobre las carreras estatales a la rama ejecutiva durante la votación de la legislatura de 2018. El The Hollywood Reporter lo enumeró como uno de los 35 Ejecutivos Emergentes Menores de 35 años de la industria del entretenimiento, y Gerrymander Jewelry de OMG WTF fue seleccionado como finalista para World Changing Ideas 2019 de Fast Company.

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