This was a very good book for those who are interested in the founding fathers A brief description on who each signer was and the effect each signer had on the country Really good for middle schoolers who want to know about Presidents Washington and Madison Makes me want to visit the early sites of american history Easy read especially with the pictures to show who they looked like. Short bios of the founders of the U.S Constitution Little did I know that these were humble men who wouldn t necessarily have been considered successful in the rest of their lives.Middle school. This is a great book that brings to light the stories behind each man who signed the U.S Constitution I highly recommend it as a good resource for a study of the Constitution It makes for a great companion book to The Signers , also by Dennis B Fradin. Great overview I just wish they had covered the few who participated but didn t sign But I still loved it. The stories behind the Constitution are as powerful as the nation it created We the People of the United States, in Order to form a perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America After the American Revolution, the thirteen united states were joined, barely, by an almost powerless government The federal army was too weak to defend the nation there was no national currency and there was no authority to collect taxes for debts Soon states militias were needed to quiet rebellions As Washington wrote, if a change wasn t made soon, the new nation rais ed at the expense of so much blood and treasure, must fall Delegates from twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia in the summer ofto create the United States Constitution But it was no easy task four months of bitter debate ensued, in which arguments became so heated that delegates nearly abandoned the convention many timesThirty nine men ultimately signed this important, influential framework that saved our country and gave us our amazingly strong and balanced federal government Dennis Brindell Fradin and Michael McCurdy combine their talents to bring all of the founders stories to light in this fascinating companion volume to their bestselling book The Signers Excellent overview of the men and their contributions to the country and its constitution.