What Is the Constitution?

What Is the Constitution?

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524786090
1524786098
9781524786113
152478611X
Branch Call Number: J 342.73029 DEMUTH
Characteristics: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Foley, Tim 1962-- Illustrator

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