The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual, The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the United States founding documents – but with a healthy dose of political humor. It offers a historically accurate and informative background on the nation’s founding documents, but unlike the original, it won’t put you into a coma or lead to irritable bunion syndrome.
Reading the original text of the founding documents can be daunting. Was a little political humor high on the framer’s collective priority list? Probably not.
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the underlying concepts of natural rights and the real purpose of consent-based government. Hint: it’s not to subpoena and investigate each other.
The heart of the book is a simplified and fun walk through the events leading up to the creation of the founding documents. It wasn’t easy. Remember the last time you attended a PTA meeting? Stop and think about the angst, pettiness, infighting, alliances, physical threats, and political struggles. Got a clear mental picture? Good. Now multiply that by eleventy-nine trillion, and you have a pretty good idea of what the process of designing and implementing the Constitution looked like.
Who would think that words carved into a 200-year old tree could cause so much controversy in this day and age? Well, technically, it’s not even a tree. While early drafts of the Constitution were likely written on hemp paper, the final was considered significant enough to warrant going out and skewering a sheep to make parchment. Ewww.
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story includes the following sections:
- A Brief History
- A New Type of Government
- Constitutional Whats and Whys
- The Declaration of Independence
- How the Constitution Came to Be
- What Does the Constitution Say?
- The Bill of Rights
- Later Amendments
- The Constitution Today
- The Original Founding Documents
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story will not only help you impress your friends, but it’ll also equip you to dominate your social media debates!