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What Is The Constitution?

What Was? Series

by Patricia Brennan Demuth


We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2018
ISBN-13 9781524786090
ISBN-10 1524786098
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
File Size 36 MB
Number of Pages 112
Length of Recording 2
Language ENG
Shelf No. NB288
Grade Range 3-7
Ages 8-12
Lexile 800L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks