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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federal “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders' inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.


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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federal “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders' inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.

53 review for The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    This book is a joke. It includes Hillary Clinton's nomination speech but not Donald Trump's inauguration speech. Are you kidding me?! Huge disappointment. I can’t proudly display this book in my home (despite the fact its leather cover looks pretty good). The introduction was written by a guy who doesn't respect the history of this country (which is odd for a book like this). I was expecting a little patriotism...or some reverence for the inspired documents that formed the greatest nation to ever This book is a joke. It includes Hillary Clinton's nomination speech but not Donald Trump's inauguration speech. Are you kidding me?! Huge disappointment. I can’t proudly display this book in my home (despite the fact its leather cover looks pretty good). The introduction was written by a guy who doesn't respect the history of this country (which is odd for a book like this). I was expecting a little patriotism...or some reverence for the inspired documents that formed the greatest nation to ever exist. Instead, he describes the constitution as a 250 year old, irrelevant document. He makes a silly comparison between two groups of people: "originalists" who respect the constitution and "non-originalists" those who don't...and treats non-originalists views as equally valid or more so than so-called originalists. Ugh... I recently found another book called “The Constitution of the United States and selected writings of the Founding Fathers”. It looks better, has a better selection of writings, and wasn’t compiled by radical leftists. I highly recommend it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jack Slater

    DON'T BUY!!! I made the mistake of purchasing this book after a brief scan of the table of contents. I saw quickly there was a noticeable slant to the choices of featured writings, but once I began reading, I realized there are blatant omissions. It's bad enough to omit a number of foundational texts and choose to feature meaningless events under the guise of importance, but to flat out edit transcripts of speeches is egregious! The only event mentioned of the Clinton years is "Don't ask, Don't t DON'T BUY!!! I made the mistake of purchasing this book after a brief scan of the table of contents. I saw quickly there was a noticeable slant to the choices of featured writings, but once I began reading, I realized there are blatant omissions. It's bad enough to omit a number of foundational texts and choose to feature meaningless events under the guise of importance, but to flat out edit transcripts of speeches is egregious! The only event mentioned of the Clinton years is "Don't ask, Don't tell." There are only 3 events listed in the 80's, one of which is Geraldine Ferraro accepting the vice presidential nomination. No offense to Ms. Ferraro, but her campaign is not among the most significant events in U.S. history. Most alarming is the outright adulteration of President Reagan's first inaugural address. The editor literally removed one of the key lines of the speech hoping the reader wouldn't notice. If you are like me and want a book with fact, historical content, and accuracy, PASS ON THIS BOOK!! This book is the worst brand of biased garbage!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Elle Grace

    I'm slightly disgusted with Canterbury Classics after reading this. Not only was the foreword written by a blatant radical leftist who has no respect for the Constitution, but the fact that they removed certain parts of certain speeches...Reagan's first inaugural address? Besides that, the selection of writings is heavily biased (i.e. Geraldine Ferraro accepting the vice presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton accepting the presidential nomination — neither of which speeches were even vaguely i I'm slightly disgusted with Canterbury Classics after reading this. Not only was the foreword written by a blatant radical leftist who has no respect for the Constitution, but the fact that they removed certain parts of certain speeches...Reagan's first inaugural address? Besides that, the selection of writings is heavily biased (i.e. Geraldine Ferraro accepting the vice presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton accepting the presidential nomination — neither of which speeches were even vaguely impactful). I want to read historically important writings, not writings that push a political narrative. Otherwise, it's a nice, leather-bound book that includes some nice content. I'll leave it at that.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Gallagher

    Bought this at Costco and mostly enjoyed it. It reads like an epistolary history of the US, which was awesome. Overall, the collection is pretty solid - many essential works and some interesting titles I'd never heard of. I was moved by Benjamin Franklin's letters, the anti-racist stances of the Northwest Ordinance, the powerful speeches, and the UN Charter. I did skim the longer legal documents - the 30- and 45-page ones felt like filler material. I was also really disappointed with the editing: Bought this at Costco and mostly enjoyed it. It reads like an epistolary history of the US, which was awesome. Overall, the collection is pretty solid - many essential works and some interesting titles I'd never heard of. I was moved by Benjamin Franklin's letters, the anti-racist stances of the Northwest Ordinance, the powerful speeches, and the UN Charter. I did skim the longer legal documents - the 30- and 45-page ones felt like filler material. I was also really disappointed with the editing: I stopped counting after a dozen typos, including missing words. And I found the inconsistent formatting to be a distraction. In my opinion, this isn't the strongest source for these writings.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rhis Carson

    Do not buy if you love America. As others have said this book is garbage. The introduction appears to have been written by someone with disdain for America and the book seems to push a political narrative... The selection bias is annoying (hillary's nomination acceptance speech but nothing from President Trump... They also list Howard Zinn as one of the most influential authors.) The book was also printed in China. I'm looking forward to returning this book and finding a more patriotic substitut Do not buy if you love America. As others have said this book is garbage. The introduction appears to have been written by someone with disdain for America and the book seems to push a political narrative... The selection bias is annoying (hillary's nomination acceptance speech but nothing from President Trump... They also list Howard Zinn as one of the most influential authors.) The book was also printed in China. I'm looking forward to returning this book and finding a more patriotic substitute. Perhaps the book that a previous review mentioned: The Constitution of the United States and selected writings of the Founding Fathers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Moses

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The book has a wonderful range of primary source documents from important political speeches to the text of laws. I'm proud to say I read it in its entirety, even though the text of some laws, like the social security act and the civil rights act are so boring xD One of my favorite parts were the speeches by FDR; I see why he was elected four times. The final selection in the book was the speech by Hilary Clinton upon accepting the Democratic nomination. It made me sad that especially in recent The book has a wonderful range of primary source documents from important political speeches to the text of laws. I'm proud to say I read it in its entirety, even though the text of some laws, like the social security act and the civil rights act are so boring xD One of my favorite parts were the speeches by FDR; I see why he was elected four times. The final selection in the book was the speech by Hilary Clinton upon accepting the Democratic nomination. It made me sad that especially in recent events, her cautions about Trump not caring for the individual people of the nation has become true.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Isaiah Espinoza

    Overall a strong collection of American writings, speeches and documents. The material added is more questionable near the end is more questionable but justified for its historical importance. Still strange that the “I Have a Dream” speech was omitted when the Civil Rights Act was included. It’s dry reading and reads like a bill, unlike the U.S. Constitution and the following Amendments (Bill of Rights) which uses the English language with arguably more powerful effect.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    A refreshing and non political collection of historically significant documents and speeches important to learning the history of our country. To the reviewers concerned for Trump the book was published before he was elected.

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