Free Download PDF The Constitution of the United States
Essential 52-page booklet containing 2 fundamental documents that all Americans should read.
- The United States Constitution (Proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the archives in Washington D.C. and is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation.)
- The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 10 which were ratified on December 15, 1791, prior to the Constitution going into effect.)
- Amendments 11 27 (Ratified between 1795 and 1992)
- The Declaration of Independence (Adopted by the second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776)
- Index to the U.S. Constitution and Amendments
On the cover of this booklet is a picture of George Washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our commitment to read and defend the Constitution of the United States. This picture was commissioned for the bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987.
From the Publisher
The Constitution of the United States, including its Bill of Rights
and Amendments, are much more than historic documents. They are “the supreme law of the land” (Article VI, Section 2) and can be used by you to reign in the power of government officials. The Declaration of Independence works with the Bill of Rights in declaring and preserving our rights.
Carry these essential documents with you in a convenient pocket-sized booklet
This booklet contains the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, Index to the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence.
Don’t leave home without the ability to easily access these essential documents.
The Declaration of Independence identifies some of our most basic unalienable rights, such as the right to Life, Liberty, and property. (Unalienable means: impossible to take away or give up.)The Constitution of the United States is the framework for how our government officials on the national level are to carry out their duties. It lists specific responsibilities for each of the 3 branches of government; Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.The Bill of Rights is a series of 10 amendments to the United States Constitution that were added after the U.S. Constitution had been approved by the states. These first 10 amendments, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, are mostly clarifying the restrictions that were already placed on the National government in the US Constitution. Among other protected rights, the Bill of Rights prohibits Congress from making any “law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (Amendment 1). It also expressly limits the powers of the national government to only those powers granted to it in the Constitution of the United States.Amendments 11 – 27 were added periodically from 1795 to 1992 and are official changes made to the U.S. Constitution. Some of these changes include the abolishment of slavery and officially declaring the right of women to vote.This booklet also contains a useful index to the United States Constitution which makes it easy to search for specific words in the document.
These short, but powerful documents are binding on our elected officials and will empower you to protect your rights and help educate others.
Fits in your shirt pocket or purse. Dimensions are 3.25″ x 6.5″
It’s small enough to carry wherever you go and will fit in almost any shirt pocket or purse.
The Constitution of the United States
The Bill of Rights (first 10 amendments) and amendments 11 – 27
The Declaration of Independence
Publisher:National Center for Constitutional Studies; Second Edition, 2019 Printing (January 1, 2005)
Item Weight:0.8 ounces
Dimensions:3.3 x 0.2 x 6.2 inches