Since 1776, the rights of American citizens have continuously evolved, and they remain hotly debated today. This series examines the freedoms and values that Americans hold dear, including their historical importance and the application of these freedoms through the years. The series critically examines these ideals, while encouraging readers to think critically about them too. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.