We the People: The Story of Our Constitution (Hardcover)

By Lynne Cheney, Greg Harlin (Illustrator)
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America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and in Massachusetts farmers had taken up arms against the government. Was our country, which had fought so hard for its independence, going to survive? In May 1787 delegates from across the country -- including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin -- gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States. Their efforts turned a shaky alliance of states into a nation that would prosper and grow powerful, drawing its strength for centuries to come from "We the people" and inspiring hope for freedom around the world.

About the Author

Lynne Cheney's most recent book is the "New York Times" bestseller, "We the People: The Story of Our Constitution", illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "America: A Patriotic Primer", "A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women", "When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots", "A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America", and "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America", and has written a memoir, "Blue Skies, No Fences". Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

Greg Harlin studied design and illustration at the University of Georgia. His award-winning work has been included in the National Geographic Society's book The Art of National Geographic and can be seen in various museums around the country, in exhibits for the National Park Service, on best-selling book covers, and in national magazines. Greg lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416954187
ISBN-10: 141695418X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 9th, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English