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Using a narrative format, Creating the Constitution details the events leading up to the writing of the US Constitution and what American leaders went through to create it. The authors describe the conflicts between the new states and the delegates each sent to the Constitutional Convention, as well as the work that was done to resolve the many issues at hand.

©1997 Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier (P)2013 AudioGO

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  • Philo
  • 01-09-2013

Time well spent, but doesn't fully meet goals

I admire the authors' aims, and I (as a teacher) often use a very short, clipped outline as a way to introduce a topic. I work very hard clipping out details, and formulating simple explanations, to make something understandable in a short time. This gives the listener at least a good START on the topic, without overwhelming the listener with terminology and minutiae. A light step often serves the learning process well. But how could anyone explain such a deep and varied topic as this in less than 2 hours?

So, I enjoyed this work plenty, and would listen again. As far as it goes, it is well done. But I think no one should mistake this for a broad, all-encompassing view of this topic. It focuses quite well on some sub-topics, such as the negotations and trade-offs between the nascent states in building a federal government. But the constitution is such a vast confluence of ideas, personalities and history, that it surely deserves a more thorough treatment. No one can pretend to have a wide expertise in it after this listening alone.

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  • DBO
  • 30-05-2021

Garbage from the start

Boring performance. States The USA is a democracy which is false. The USA is a Republic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-2020

love these series!

I am learning so much about my country's history. I believe that God ordained and anointed our constitution. I am so very proud to be a part of this great blessed country this was a great read.

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  • CrazyCarl#92
  • 13-07-2021

Great read

Loved it! I respect the foundation the United States was born on. Glad to be an American black man

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  • Jennifer Phillips
  • 18-06-2021

horrible

was not a biographie had to read a whole other one for school do not buy

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  • Gerald
  • 21-04-2021

Better than I thought it would be.

The material omitted, would be the extemporaneous material given in school, as described. You won't be missing anything with this presentation.

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  • bobbie
  • 26-02-2021

MUST LISTEN

you don't know what rights you are losing, if you don't know what your rights are

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  • xiangyang zhao
  • 02-12-2020

good stuff coming in a pocket size

I am pleased and enjoy the listening experience. this is a fine book from a series with the same goal of educating people who are busy and interested in us history

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