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These words still ring true! Constitution Day is the anniversary of the signing of the United Stated Constitution - September 17, 1787. As we continually work to define and develop our country, we celebrate the signing of the document that has provided guidelines for governing our country since its beginning.
View these resources in order to learn more about our country's development and our Constitution.
This book relays the factual details of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a serving girl at a Pennsylvania boardinghouse, a law clerk in the state of Virginia, and an apprentice printer. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
This work compiles biographical sketches for all 55 Framers who attended the Philadelphia Convention. It examines their constitutional theories, their visions for the newly-founded union and their opinions on ratification of the document.
Many important questions regarding the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution remain unresolved. To Form a More Perfect Union provides a wealth of new findings about the Founding Fathers' constitutional choices and sheds new light on the motivations behind the design and adoption of the United States Constitution.