Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley
What Is the Constitution?
(Penguin Workshop June 19, 2018)
, Dgs edition
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.
- What Was?
- 1524786098 / 9781524786090
- 4.0 oz.
- 5.4 x 0.3