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Title:
The Constitutional Convention
Author:
Haesly, Richard, 1969-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737710717

9780737710724
Format :
Book

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In 1787, many of the country's prominent citizens met to decide the fate of American government. The words from their debates and correspondences reveal the weighty responsibility these men felt in creating a testament to the ideals of a new nation.


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In 1787, many of the country's prominent citizens met to decide the fate of American government. The words from their debates and correspondences reveal the weighty responsibility these men felt in creating a testament to the ideals of a new nation.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A concise, readable study of the historical and political events that led up to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Using accounts and opinions by actual delegates and other prominent figures such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, Haesly outlines the concepts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution/Bill of Rights. The volume is enlivened by personal stories of those who lived through and influenced the events depicted, and includes discussions on slavery and the nature of the presidency. An appendix lists the convention delegates. Well suited for reports, this book offers a solid foundation for a pivotal period in U.S. history.-David M. Alperstein, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A concise, readable study of the historical and political events that led up to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Using accounts and opinions by actual delegates and other prominent figures such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, Haesly outlines the concepts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution/Bill of Rights. The volume is enlivened by personal stories of those who lived through and influenced the events depicted, and includes discussions on slavery and the nature of the presidency. An appendix lists the convention delegates. Well suited for reports, this book offers a solid foundation for a pivotal period in U.S. history.-David M. Alperstein, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.