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What Is the Constitution? Non-Returnable Mark - Hardcover

What Is the Constitution? Non-Returnable Mark - Hardcover
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    Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
    Format: Hardcover
    Publisher: Penguin Workshop
    Series: What Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¾ X 7¾
    Total Pages: 108
    For Grades: 2 to 6
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    Which of these facts are true?

    • Written in 1787, it is the document that outlines how our government works
    • There was lots of arguing over what it was going to say
    • The meetings in Philadelphia were so secret that windows were sealed to prevent eavesdropping

    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.