A while back I found a cool book about the Making and Meaning of Emancipation, produced in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Today I’ve got something similar – another FREE book, this time about exploring the U.S. Constitution (the document, not the ship – although that would be fun too).
In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787, the National Archives compiled a selection of writings published over the last three decades by their education staff. Each chapter connects one or more of the billions of records in the holdings of the National Archives to the principles found in the United States Constitution. These records exemplify the workings of the three branches of the federal government as laid out in the Constitution.
If you’re like me, the last time you read much about this sort of stuff was that mandatory history class in school. I’ve discovered now that I have a bit of life experience behind me that I’ve greater appreciation for the sacrifices that have gone into creating and running our country.
Get your FREE copy and read on the device of your choice:
- For PC or Mac, or iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet using the Scribd app
- For iPad only
- For iTunes U on iPad
For the teachers in the crowd (that includes you home-schoolers) this provides context for the Constitutional Convention, drafting and ratifying the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the three branches of Federal government, and how the Constitution is being preserved.