Birth of the Constitution

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up Through the judicious use of quotations; cogent and clearly-written discussions of personalities, motivations and historical trends; and an economy of style, Lindop concisely presents the story of our Constitution and its conception, gestation, parturition, and development. Divided into three sections, the book commences with a glance at the eventsincluding the little known ``Newburgh Conspiracy''and personalities that brought about the Constitutional Convention, quickly moves on to a discussion of the Convention itself, and segues into a delineation of how the Constitutionand its amendmentshave been a ``living document'' through the years. The brevity of the book limits somewhat its usefulness, but it can be a starting point for students going on to read such works as Lomask's The Spirit of 1787: the Making of Our Constitution (Farrar, 1980) and The Changing Face of the Constitution (Watts, 1979) by Lawson. A selection of black-and-white reproductions and photographs adequately illustrates the text; the text of the Constitution is appended. David A. Lindsey, Lakewood Junior/Senior High School, Wash.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780894901584
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1987
  • Pages: 160

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