Defining Moments: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780814207
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814202
  • DDC: 342.7302
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This title presents an authoritative account of the origins and legacy of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It also explores these documents’ lasting impact on America’s political and cultural landscape. The volume is organized into three distinct sections—Narrative Overview, Biographies, and Primary Sources—which offer a one-stop resource for student research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Narrative Overview.
1: Prologue.
2: Colonial America.
3: The American Revolution.
4: Framing the Constitution.
5: The Ratification Battle.
6: The Bill of Rights.
7: Amendments and Interpretations.
8: Lasting Influence and Modern-Day Controversies.
Biographies.
9: Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).
10: Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804).
11: James Madison (1751–1836).
12: George Mason (1725–1792).
13: Gouverneur Morris (1752–1816).
14: Edmund Randolph (1753–1813).
15: Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814).
16: George Washington (1732–1799).
Primary Sources.
17: The Articles of Confederation.
18: Founders Agree to Revise the Articles.
19: Shays' Rebellion Causes Alarm.
20: James Madison Outlines His Plan of Government.
21: Edmund Randolph Presents the Virginia Plan.
22: Small States Favor the New Jersey Plan.
23: Benjamin Franklin Calls for Unanimous Support.
24: Mercy Otis Warren Opposes Ratification.
25: Federalist No. 51 Defends the Constitution.
26: George Washington Issues a Warning.
27: Thurgood Marshall Criticizes the Framers.
28: The Constitution of the United States.
29: The Bill of Rights and Later Amendments.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Chronology.
Sources for Further Study.
Bibliography.
Photo and Illustration Credits.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Narrative Overview.
1: Prologue.
2: Colonial America.
3: The American Revolution.
4: Framing the Constitution.
5: The Ratification Battle.
6: The Bill of Rights.
7: Amendments and Interpretations.
8: Lasting Influence and Modern-Day Controversies.
Biographies.
9: Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).
10: Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804).
11: James Madison (1751–1836).
12: George Mason (1725–1792).
13: Gouverneur Morris (1752–1816).
14: Edmund Randolph (1753–1813).
15: Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814).
16: George Washington (1732–1799).
Primary Sources.
17: The Articles of Confederation.
18: Founders Agree to Revise the Articles.
19: Shays' Rebellion Causes Alarm.
20: James Madison Outlines His Plan of Government.
21: Edmund Randolph Presents the Virginia Plan.
22: Small States Favor the New Jersey Plan.
23: Benjamin Franklin Calls for Unanimous Support.
24: Mercy Otis Warren Opposes Ratification.
25: Federalist No. 51 Defends the Constitution.
26: George Washington Issues a Warning.
27: Thurgood Marshall Criticizes the Framers.
28: The Constitution of the United States.
29: The Bill of Rights and Later Amendments.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Chronology.
Sources for Further Study.
Bibliography.
Photo and Illustration Credits.
Index.