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Donohue, Moira Rose

Summary: "Learn all about the foundational document of the U.S. government, from how it was created to how it has changed over time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2020

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Shea, Therese

Summary: Describes the events surrounding the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and looks at how it provides structure for the nation's government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.73 SHE

Fritz, Jean.

Summary: Describes how the Constitution came to be written and ratified. Also includes the full text of the document produced by the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1987

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 342.73 FRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 342.73 FRI

Pearson, Yvonne

Summary: "Discusses the history and importance of Constitution Day as well as ways Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 394.2 PEA

McGeehan, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 MCG

Maestro, Betsy.

Summary: Describes how the Constitution was drafted and ratified.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 1987

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in We the People bookshelf, Call number: J 342.73 MAE

Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 DEM

Arnn, Larry P.

Summary: Lectures presented online by Hillsdale College, September, 2011.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hillsdale College 2012

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Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.730 DVD Key 2006

Foner, Eric

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar comes a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Foner, Eric

Summary: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time. The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 FON

Summary: Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Who determines what the Constitution means: the Supreme Court, Congress, or the President? This 1803 case established the judiciary's authority to interpret the Constitution. Marshall's insistence on the principle of "judicial review" of acts of Congress brought him into conflict with President Thomas Jefferson, but established the court's responsibility.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Is American citizenship all about personal freedom and the rights of the individual? Or should the concept of the “good citizen” take precedence, underscoring the duties and contributions an individual owes to society? Where does immigration fit in? This program helps students sift through various meanings of American citizenship and the historical forces that have shaped it. With energetic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Many equate it with the Presidency, but the Executive branch of our government is far more complex than that. Containing departments and agencies that directly affect the health, safety, security, and prosperity of the American public, the Executive branch is an administrative mountain with the White House at its peak. This program expands on that description, familiarizing students with the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex. The wording of the 19th Amendment is as unflinchingly clear as the obstacles to its passage-sexism; cultural, political, and social prejudices; and even timidity on the part of women reluctant to challenge the status quo. This program examines the struggle of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The U.S. Constitution is the world's oldest written charter of government in continuous effect. Much of the success of this document can be attributed to the way the Constitution has changed to meet the needs of the American people. The framers of the Constitution wisely anticipated the need to make changes to the Constitution as the world itself changed. Between 1787, when the Constitution was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: How has the Supreme Court reinforced the Constitution's requirement for a strong federal government? Can the states interfere with or tax the legitimate activities of the federal government? This unpopular decision dealt a blow to states' rights by reaffirming the validity of the federal government to charter a bank (in Maryland) and striking down the state's attempts to tax this federally...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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