Aloha readers and history lovers!
There is one document which has continued to last the test of time, a document which set the precedent for hundreds of others that followed, a document which paved the way for a balanced government which would check powers against each other:
The United States Constitution!
It is one of the most important documents ever written, and its existence has forever changed the entirety of the world and the thinking of the whole of humanity!
Even today, with the topic of reading the Constitution in the forefront, it begs the question:
Have you read the Constitution?
One of the best ways to understand a pivotal document such as the Constitution is to learn about it within the context of its creation—so we understand why it was made and what it meant when it was written!
Fortunately for us, publisher Word Cloud Classics has produced this lovely compilation entitled “The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings”!
It is bound in a handsome lovely-to-the touch brown leather-like cover beautifully embossed with phrases and quotes across both the front and back covers from many of these important documents in American history.
All in one book, it covers the span of time from the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of the Independence, Gettysburg Address, Susan B. Anthony’s Speech on Women’s Suffrage, Lilioukalani’s letter to Congress, the Civil Rights Act, and beyond.
This amazing book presents us with some of the most important moments of our history which forever altered the way we live and think, and have ramifications lasting even today!
Just reading this single compilation provides an education to the U.S. government and its history that will last you the rest of your life and this book will make a beautiful gift for the upcoming holidays!
Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.