We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the United States 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.---from the publisher
112 pages 978-1524786090 Ages 8-12
Keywords: government, American history, Colonial times, American Revolution, law, democracy, freedom, Social Studies Curriculum, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old