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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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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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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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Garbage from the start

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

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A Constitutional Must Read

The overview of the US Constitution should be a must read for everyone living in the United States of America. A thorough explanation, easy enough to understand that it would bring clarity to many of the arguments from ignorance.

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Before a Citizen can Vote…

It’s a shame this short lecture on the Creation of the US constitution isn’t required reading before one can Vote or Opinion on Politics and government in the Media..

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The best and most important performance on Audible

This relatively short essay should be heard by all Americans and wright thinking people. 👍

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Civics 101

If you only listen to one book of this series, this is it.

It would be nice if they were linked as a series, but that’s a technical quibble, and had nothing to do with the content or it’s performance.

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Awesome!

I'm in 8th grade, and this book really helped me learn about our founding! Thx!

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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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horrible

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