After the Declaration of Independence was signed.what would happen? Would they become 13 individual countries? Should there be a strong central government? Who would regulate money? These were the questions being tossed around when it was decided that a Continental Congress should be held, and that created the need for our Constitution. Discover how our modern government came to be with exquisitely read-able and entertaining text by Jean Fritz and illustrations by the well-beloved Tomie dePaola. 64 pages, softcover with the text of the Constitution included.
This factual gem that's written with Jean Fritz's humorous touch chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States!
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
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