Thursday, March 5, 2015

TBR Pile: If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution

Synopsis:


If you were there when they signed the Constitution you would see

--Why the Constitution is called a miracle.
--The first big argument.
--What was missing from the Constitution.



This books takes you behind the locked doors of Philadelphia's State House during the history-making summer of 1787. You will meet the key delegates and find out what is going on.


Details:

Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks

Why I Want to Read This:

This book helps make this time period in history more clear to students. Politics and creating laws, policies, etc. is something that few people today (even adults) understand completely clearly. The idea of having this book available to show some of the thinking that went into the Constitution can help students become informed leaders of the next generation. The people behind the Constitution were far from perfect in their personal lives, but the idealism of the document they were able to create in spite of that is a beacon of hope that we can, really one day be a body of people with different beliefs that are allowed to peacefully coexist.

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