This is the most comprehensive "pocket" edition on the United States Constitution. This 96 page reference fits nicely in your pocket for quick, convenient access.
Contents Included in this Handy Pocket Reference:
AMERICA, 1786. Ten years have past since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But America's hopes for a united country are dangerously threatened. England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Fragmented states continually bicker over currencies, trade, taxations. America is a powder keg ready to explode.
But a handful of brilliant courageous men, James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, and others lead a three year diplomatic battle that culminates in Philadelphia. There they created a new form of government...one that has since become the standard of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world.
Now, in a convenient 96 page booklet, PowerThink Publishing (publishers of The Five Thousand Year Leap & US Constitution Coach Kit), brings you The US Constitution: A Pocket Reference. This booklet gives you everything you need and more to gain a knowledge of the US Constitution and other key documents. Not only does it include the complete Constitution of the United States along with the Bill of Rights and all the Amendments but we have also included A Brief History of the US Constitution, a work that was first published by the National Archives under the title A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the Constitution. This useful work gives a detailed glimpse into the key events leading up to and surrounding the summer of 1787 when a 'few good men' got together in order to form 'a more perfect union' for the people of America. From the abolishment of the Articles of Confederation and the introduction of the Virginia Plan to the Great Compromise and the Document Enshrined, this pocket guide to the US Constitution is a work you won't want to be without.
Measuring in inches only 6 x 4 x 0.2, this handy reference will fit in any pocket to take with you wherever you go.
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To encourage people everywhere to better understand and appreciate the principles of government that are set forth in America’s founding documents, the Cato Institute published this pocket edition of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. With more than three million copies in print, this edition’s influence has been observed far and wide. It has been held up by senators at press conferences and by representatives during floor debate; found in federal judicial chambers across the country; appeared at conferences on constitutionalism in Russia, Iraq, and elsewhere; and sold at U.S. Park Service stores, Restoration Hardware, and book stores around the country. It’s a perfect gift for friends and family. Order your copies today!About the Author:
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was an influential Founding Father, and an exponent of Jeffersonian democracy. Jefferson often referred to America as a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism. At the beginning of the American Revolution, Jefferson served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia. He then served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), barely escaping capture by the British in 1781. From mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris, initially as a commissioner to help negotiate commercial treaties. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. He was the first United States Secretary of State, (1789–1793). During the administration of President George Washington, Jefferson advised against a national bank and the Jay Treaty. He was the eponym of Jeffersonian democracy and the co-founder and leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, which dominated American politics for 25 years. Jefferson was born, and married into, prominent planter families; he was a loving husband to his wife Martha, who died in childbirth, and an affectionate father to their children. As a planter, Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves throughout his life; he held views on the racial inferiority of Africans common among Virginians for this period in time. After his wife died, Jefferson had an intimate relationship with his slave Sally Hemings, and had six children by her. A participant in The Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath who spoke five languages and was deeply interested in science and political philosophy. He wrote more than sixteen thousand letters and was acquainted with many influential people in America and Europe. Along with most southern planters, he disliked the international slave trade and presided over its abolition in 1807. Jefferson is typically rated by historical scholars as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.
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Descrizione libro PowerThink Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 2010 edition. 96 pages. 5.70x3.70x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0981559697
Descrizione libro PowerThink Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110981559697