|Author||Patricia Brennan Demuth|
We the people at who HQ bring readers The full story-argumentss and all-off how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American war for independence-thee 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 frameworks-fiftyyfivee men from almost all of the original 13 states-arguedd fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues-thosee between northern and southern states; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.