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Annotation:Discusses the meaning and purpose of a constitution; recounts reasons why people thought the United States needed one in the 1780s and the events of the Constitutional Convention; and describes the Constitution's main points and how it has changed.
Annotation:Presents a line-by-line explanation of the entire United States Constitution, in English and Spanish. Provides a Spanish translation of the Constitution, historical context and student exercises that approximate the decisions made by the Constitution's authors. Written at the 5th grade level.
Annotation:Your complete guide to the foundation of the United States government. This guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are analyzed in depth to help you comprehend the basis of democracy.
Annotation:Examines the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that make up the Bill of Rights, explaining what the amendments mean, how they have been applied, and the rights they guarantee.
Annotation:All elementary school students learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution when they begin social studies. This book tells them about the great American document itself--explaining exactly what the Constitution does as well as how it affects and protects people today.
Annotation:In May 1787 delegates from across the country--including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin--gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States.
Annotation:The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document-the Articles of Confederation-was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new document, the U.S. Constitution.