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What is the constitution?

Author: Jennifer Way
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2016.
Series: Let's find out!, Government.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, readers will learn about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and how the delegates compromised on various issues so that all the colonies would ratify the Constitution. The checks and balances between the three branches of government are outlined, as well as the relationship between the federal and state governments. The amendment process, and the passage of the Bill of Rights are also explained.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
What is the constitution?.
New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2016
(DLC) 2014037268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Way
ISBN: 9781622759750 1622759753
OCLC Number: 928777408
Description: 1 online resource (32 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: What is the U.S. Constitution? --
Before the constitution --
The constitutional convention --
Debate and compromise --
The great compromise --
Balancing power --
The legislative branch --
The executive branch --
The judicial branch --
State and federal governments --
Changes to the constitution --
The bill of rights --
Approving the constitution.
Series Title: Let's find out!, Government.
Responsibility: Jennifer Way.

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In this book, readers will learn about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and how the delegates compromised on various issues so that all the colonies would ratify the Constitution. The checks and balances between the three branches of government are outlined, as well as the relationship between the federal and state governments. The amendment process, and the passage of the Bill of Rights are also explained.

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