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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

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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Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.7302 ELL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 ELL

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

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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

Summary: "The goal of this course is to illuminate the original foundations of our American civic culture by reenacting the Great Debate, from 1787 to 1788, over ratification of the proposed constitution. We will focus on the most profound intellectual and philosophic levels of the contoversy, centered on the competing republican visions held by the proponents of the constitution (Federalists) and their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 342 GRE

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

McGeehan, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2012

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

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

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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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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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

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling historian H.W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy. In the early days of the nineteenth century, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Amar, Akhil Reed

Summary: "From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 AMA

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

Waldman, Michael

Summary: "By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7305 WAL

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: A government of the people, by the people, and for the people isn’t possible without the laborious process of nominating and electing candidates, in a manner fair and free to all citizens. How did this process begin and how has it evolved over the course of American history? Does it even remotely resemble—for better or for worse—the manner in which the Founding Fathers gained high office? Using...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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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: 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: 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: Ideas, issues, events, and individuals come to life as Emmy award-winning journalist Bill Moyers reports on the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Filmed at Independence Hall and filled with historical images and passages from the diaries, letters, and records of the Framers themselves, this two-part set is an indispensable tool for teaching the Constitution. All 76 clips (2:35 each), culled...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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