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We the People: The Story of the United States Constitution since 1787

We the People: The Story of the United States Constitution since 1787

by Doris Faber

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up A combination of solid research and interest-holding prose makes this book a well-written, briskly moving introduction to Constitutional history for young readers. Making use of many apt, cogent quotations, the Fabers relate the story of the Constitution from its inception in 1787 by a group of well-to-do business-oriented ``founding fathers'' through the struggles regarding slavery, instituting an income tax, and granting suffrage to women, to the present-day verbal conflicts over the need for calling a convention to add amendments prohibiting abortion and ending compulsory school busing. Emphasis is upon how the Constitution is a ``living'' document that has been graduallywith a great deal of thought and debateamended and interpreted in response to the nation's changing and evolving socio-political mores. This ``up-to-dateness'' helps make the book an excellent complement to Commager's The Great Constitution (Bobbs, 1961) and Your Rugged Constitution (Stanford University Pr, 1969) by the Findlays. A concise list of recommended books and pamphlets, a useful index, and the text of the Constitution are appended. Black-and-white photos and reproductions illustrate the text. David A. Lindsey, Lakewood Junior/Senior High School, Wash.

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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1st ed
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12 Years

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