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ERIC Number: EJ727916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Resolution and Letter to Congress from the Constitutional Convention
Potter, Lee Ann
Social Education, v69 n5 p232 Sep 2005
This article explores the drafting of the United States Constitution. The United States Constitution is the longest-lasting written national constitution in the world. Its four parchment pages serve as the blueprint for a government under which more than 290 million Americans live. It holds great significance for the American people and for others around the world. But, when it was first drafted during the summer of 1787 by 55 delegates from 12 of the 13 states, the document's future, and that of the government it established, was uncertain. The author provides teaching suggestions in the study of the convention and the resulting Constitution. The transcriptions of the resolution and of Washington's letter are presented. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution