The United States Constitution: Its History, Bill of Rights, and Amendments

The United States Constitution: Its History, Bill of Rights, and Amendments

by Karen Judson

Hardcover(Library Binding - Reprint)

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Since its adoption on September 17,1787, the Constitution has been the supreme law of the United States. Created by fifty-five delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, this document defines the roles and responsibilities of the federal and state governments as well as the rights of United States citizens. Throughout the years, the interpretation of the Constitution has varied to accommodate the needs and changes in our country. Amendments to the Constitution have been made, and sometimes repealed, throughout the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766040670
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Constitution and the United States Government Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

1 Fifty-Five Founding Fathers 7

2 Creating a Constitution 16

3 Resolving Major Issues 41

4 The Bill of Rights 55

5 It's a Free Country 61

Appendix A The Signers 79

Appendix B Preamble to the United States Constitution 90

Appendix C The Bill of Rights 91

Glossary 94

Chapter Notes 97

Further Reading 100

Internet Addresses 101

Index 102

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