New Millbrook Press Series – Picture Books plus Reader’s Theater
In the Spring of 1787, after the Revolutionary War ended, 57 delegates from the former English colonies sat down to write a constitution that would unite the new 13 American States. George Washington, the Commander of the American Revolutionary forces, sat as leader of the Constitutional Convention over this long, hot Philadelphia summer. What the Declaration of Independence started in 1776 with its words of rights and freedom, the constitution would try to codify for all the states under one federal system of government. But agreement, then as now, was not without problems.
George Washington and the Story of the U.S. Constitution
By Candice Ransom
Illustrated by Jeni Reeves
History Speaks Series
A division of the Lerner Publishing Group @ 2011
Hardcover: ISNBN 978-0-7613-5877-0