The Constitution for Children

Published in June of 1936, this little book includes the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, essays on the writing of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and pictures of the men and places that figured in the creation of these historic writings.

It is clearly a child’s book, some places are underlined in blue ink, the edges are worn, but the words are all clear. There is no disclaimer that the writings are not suitable for children, or that we should study the words of our founding documents through a filter of political correctness. I bought it in a junk shop for $3.00.

The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
–Abraham Lincoln


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