By Lynne Cheney. Paintings by Greg Harlin. ISBN 13: 978-141695418-7. Copyright 2008. Hardcover with 32 illustrated pages.
Bestselling author Lynne Cheney presents the story of how “a document was written that created our nation and offered a vision of ordered liberty to all the world”.
Constructing the Constitution was no easy task, but the times were desperate. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and farmers in Massachusetts had taken up arms against the government. It was not at all certain that our country, which had fought so hard for its independence, was going to survive. In May 1787, delegates from across America gathered in Philadelphia where they debated and struggled until they finally 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. For all ages.