Drafting the Constitution
This book is a substantial, stand-alone history of the drama and debate that went into the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It offers an in-depth examination of the state of the new American nation after the Revolution; the fatal weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation; the growing clamor to draft a new plan of government; the impassioned debate between the big and small states; the rocky road to compromise; and the ratification of our government's founding the document.
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"Designed to foster evaluative skills, this entry in the Critical Thinking in American History series combines a basic account of the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention with study questions. Graphs, charts, photos, and lots of boxed suggestions for discussion and other classroom activities break up the text as they extend the information."