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What is the Constitution? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Kevin McVeigh, Tim Foley.

Demuth, Patricia, (author.). McVeigh, Kevin, (illustrator.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (illustrator.).

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wasco County Service District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dufur School Community Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the US 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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Dufur School Community Library 342.73 DEM (Text) 37021000026053 NON-FICTION Book None 05/24/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524786113
  • ISBN: 152478611X
  • ISBN: 9781524786090
  • ISBN: 1524786098
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is the constitution -- A limping government -- Who's coming to Philadelphia -- Virginia has a plan -- Small versus big -- A battle between north and south -- Decision, decisions -- "We the people" -- The bill of rights -- The living constitution -- Timelines -- Bibliography.
Summary, etc.:
"Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the US 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Constitutional history > United States > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > 1783-1815 > Juvenile literature.

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