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The U.S. Constitution: And Fascinating Facts about It

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Talks about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights the Declaration of Independence and more. This book also presents insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Oak Hill Publishing Company (first published May 1st 1998)
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Good to always read the Constitution, especially around that of election time so that people can make informed decisions about those who want to represent us not only nationally, but globally as well. I enjoyed the facts and wish there were more.
Erich Franz Linner-Guzmann
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Something all citizens of the country should fully know and understand.
Feb 11, 2012 Frederick rated it it was amazing
So THIS is what everybody's been misinterpreting!
Apr 02, 2016 H.i.b.a. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics, academic
5 that-nostalgia-element stars.
Oct 09, 2016 Aphrodite rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, life, school
Not sure how to rate this book since its the Constitution.

Auggie Heschmeyer
Mar 18, 2016 Auggie Heschmeyer rated it liked it
Mr. Jordan pads out the pages of this otherwise-short book with the most basic facts about the great (and not-so-great) men who helped craft the greatest and most influential system of governing the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, he writes with a "gee-whiz" sensibility that begins to grate almost immediately; there's only so many facts followed by exclamation marks I can take before wanting to put a book down. But let's be honest, no one's coming to this book to read Jordan's prose. You're ...more
Apr 03, 2008 Brad rated it it was amazing
Every person in the United States should read this book. From the so-called "slavery provisions" that raise the uncomfortable question of whether the Constitution was a compromise with the practice and what that means, to the Bill of Rights, whose listing and phrasing have yielded vastly different interpretations of the extent of our liberties, at least at a federal level, this document is a primary source of our political discourse and discord. While a majority of the text can seem droll, such ...more
Feb 11, 2016 Joseph rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
This book is small, easy to read, and filled with necessary knowledge any American should know.

I personally carried this book on my person through my four years of college. And it became an indispensable daily tool.

It provides a comprehensive look at the roots and origin of our nation's functioning, laws, and founding fathers, as well as the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

If you are a citizen who lives in America or in a country that has any form of extensiv
May 15, 2012 Kia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: in-progress
Bought this edition to replace a pocket edition I'd been given years earlier that I could no longer locate. It's always a fascinating document to read. This book contains not only the Constitution but also the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence. There is a dandy section on the Supreme Court, including some of the best known Supreme Court cases. It's a handy reference item that everyone should have.
Jan 02, 2008 Claudia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the world
The book is essential for interpreting the headlines in the media these days. Ben Franklin said, "Our Constitution is an actual operation." Read it straight through and be amazed at how current it all is, how graceful the language is, how extraordinary and generous the vision of the Founding Fathers.
Preston Lee
Oct 01, 2010 Preston Lee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Americans of all ages and statuses.
Shelves: government, law, history
A most excellent annotated overview of the U.S. constitution: perhaps the most important American document ever created. Includes raw annotated text, notes on historical context, as well as interesting relevant tidbits regarding the men and women that contributed to it.

Overview: 5 of 5.
Recommended to: Americans of all ages and statuses.
Feb 14, 2015 Chris rated it liked it
The Constitution bit was pretty sweet, but the Facts, for the most part, weren't particularly fascinating -- though I did enjoy the fact that there was once a proposed amendment to the Constitution to rename our country "The United States of the Earth." It failed in 1893, but nowadays, it might just have a shot.
Mar 04, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
Every American should have a copy of the pocket size book with the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. There are lost of interesting facts about our most importing documents along with the Founding Fathers and Supreme Court.
Tara Mensing
This little book will be very handy in the classroom. It is very informational and absolutely filled with facts on the "Founding Fathers", signers of the Constitution, landmark cases in Supreme Court history, a glossary to name a few! It is a MUST HAVE for every intermediate classroom and above!
Jul 22, 2016 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 30, 2015 Jim rated it liked it
Good summary of the Constitution and related documents and the people who wrote the documents. I received this book as a parting gift for being on a jury.
Jan 09, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing
The key document in the creation of our Nation and Government. Every American citizen should read the constitution and decide what it means.
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Apr 08, 2013 Christopher Dalla rated it did not like it
I didn't like the views of the people who were involved with the writing of the constitution. Rocky 2 is the worst movie in the series
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Everyone in America should own and read a copy of the Constitution. This little book also has a lot of other information about the founding of the U.S. and is pretty interesting.
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