The Preamble to the US Constitution lays out the goals the Framers wanted to accomplish when they replaced the dysfunctional Articles of Confederation. In this month of Thanksgiving, we want to share our gratitude to the Framers for their aspirations. Let’s look at it phrase by phrase.
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.
Fault Lines has been so timely that Kathy Landwehr, our editor at Peachtree Publishing, asked us—Cynthia and Sandy Levinson, the co-authors—to revise it just two years after it was first published.
The second of the Blog-a-Fault-Line contest winners! High Schooler Alexander Kosyakov discusses constitutional crisis.
The first of the Blog-a-Fault-Line contest winners! High Schooler Boris Ardemasov discusses the Constitution’s failure to address slavery.
The compromises the Framers made over slavery spread like tentacles throughout the Constitution.