Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution?

And Other Questions about the Constitutional Convention of 1787

From the Series Six Questions of American History

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In May 1787, men from all over the United States arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on serious business. Just eleven years earlier, colonial leaders had met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from Great Britain. But now the young country was in trouble. The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document—the Articles of Confederation—was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new document, the U.S. Constitution. The Convention became a turning point in American history. But what were the new country’s problems? Who came up with the solutions? How did the states work out disagreements to create a new system of government? Discover the facts about the 1787 Convention and the writing of the Constitution.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
BISACS JNF025190
Dewey 320.973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 760
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138494
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the… View available downloads →