Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution?: And Other Questions about the Constitutional Convention of 1787

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In May 1787, men from all over the United States arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on serious business. Just eleven years earlier, colonial leaders had met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from Great Britain. But now the young country was in trouble. The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document—the Articles of Confederation—was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new...

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Overview

In May 1787, men from all over the United States arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on serious business. Just eleven years earlier, colonial leaders had met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from Great Britain. But now the young country was in trouble. The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document—the Articles of Confederation—was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new document, the U.S. Constitution. The Convention became a turning point in American history. But what were the new country's problems Who came up with the solutions How did the states work out disagreements to create a new system of government Discover the facts about the 1787 Convention and the writing of the Constitution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761361268
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Six Questions of American History Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,001,842
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Candice Ransom has written more than 100 books for children, including Finding Day's Bottom (Carolrhoda, 2006). Ms. Ransom holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College.

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