The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

by Michael Burgan

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Overview

Explains how the Bill of Rights was written and ratified.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756509323
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Series: We the People: Revolution and the New Nation
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Formerly an editor at the educational publisher Weekly Reader, Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

Table of Contents

Ready for a battle -- Creating a new government -- The fight to ratify -- Madison changes his mind -- Back to work -- Ratify-again -- After the Bill of Rights -- The Bill of Rights.

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