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The Story of the US Constitution

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Astronuc
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Jul27-11, 08:42 PM
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I was reading a book and at one time, reading the Story of the Constitution, by Sol Bloom, was required for imigrants seeking citizenship in the US.

http://www.amazon.com/Story-Constitu.../dp/1930367562

Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...n_q_and_a.html
by Sol Bloom

See also the Federalist Papers.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=100828
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Jul31-11, 06:43 PM
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I was reading a book and at one time, reading the Story of the constitution, by Sol Bloom, was required for imigrants
Probably not a bad idea, and not just for new immigrants. I think a lot of people would be surprised about what's in there and what's not in there. It's not that hard to read the document itself. The language is a bit dated, but clear. It's not written in "legalese" and it's not all that long, only about 8 pages in the NY Times Almanac. It might run about about 15-20 pages in larger print, especially if the inoperative parts are included and shown in italics or with a single line through the text (such as the part about slaves counting 3/5 of a person for the census). These parts, of course, have been superseded by amendments.

An interesting read for the beach on a hot summer day.
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Aug9-11, 02:09 PM
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I was reading a book and at one time, reading the Story of the Constitution, by Sol Bloom, was required for imigrants seeking citizenship in the US.

http://www.amazon.com/Story-Constitu.../dp/1930367562

Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...n_q_and_a.html
by Sol Bloom

See also the Federalist Papers.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=100828
I think it's a big mistake to cut corners and expect less of people who want to join our melting pot. It's always been a goal of immigrants to assimilate and become an American, learn the language and live the American dream. The fewer common beliefs, knowledge, and interests - the greater the divides. I should probably label this IMO - although supporting might be easy as one only needs to point to the disconnect in Europe.


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