Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition.
Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Provides expert commentary onand clarification ofcomplex and difficult-to-comprehend passages
Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level
Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation