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This eBook edition of "U.S. Constitution: Foundation & Evolution" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." — Preamble to the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution acted like a colossal merger, uniting a group of states with different interests, laws, and cultures. Under America's first national government, the Articles of Confederation, the states acted together only for specific purposes. The Constitution united its citizens as members of a whole, vesting the power of the union in the people. Without it, the American Experiment might have ended as quickly as it had begun.

James Madison introduced 12 amendments to the First Congress in 1789. Ten of these would go on to become what we now consider to be the Bill of Rights. One was never passed, while another dealing with Congressional salaries was not ratified until 1992, when it became the 27th Amendment. Based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the English Bill of Rights, the writings of the Enlightenment, and the rights defined in the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights contains rights that many today consider to be fundamental to America.

Contents:

The Journal of the Debates in the Convention Which Framed the Constitution of the United States

Constitutional Amendment Process

Measures Proposed to Amend the Constitution

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

Constitution

Amendments

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
March 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
903
Pages
PUBLISHER
Musaicum Books
SELLER
Bookwire GmbH
SIZE
8.1
MB

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