The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

by Dennis Brindell Fradin

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
If the Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the United States, the Constitution is its skeleton, setting forth the framework of the new country. But many delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 felt that the Constitution lacked an essential component, a Bill of Rights that protected citizens' basic rights. James Madison led the effort to identify and construct the list of ten rights that would become the first ten amendments to the Constitution. These amendments made the United States unique in history, as it became the first country to found its national identity on individual rights. Each of the ten amendments is discussed briefly, with sidebars added to expand on relevant points or to give additional background on an individual right. Color illustrations, photographs, reproductions of period artwork, sidebars, and maps provide visual commentary. This book is part of the "Turning Points in U.S. History" series. It concludes with a glossary of words that are highlighted in the text, a timeline, a list of books and websites for further information, a bibliography, and an index. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Turning Points in U. S. History Series
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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