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

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 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.

Introductionp. 4
Gatheringp. 6
The Convention Beginsp. 12
A New Planp. 18
Separation of Powersp. 24
The Great Compromisep. 30
If and for the Peoplep. 36
Primary Source: James Madison's Botesp. 42
Tell Your Constitutional Convention Storyp. 43
Timelingp. 44
Source Notesp. 46
Selected Bibliographyp. 46
Further Reading and Websitesp. 47
Indexp. 48
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ISBN: 9781580136693
ISBN-10: 1580136699
Series: Six Questions of American History
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st August 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25