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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 1. Why Do We Have a Constitution?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43561


This chapter seeks to define the concept of a constitution. The chapter looks at the historical background of the U.S. Constitution and reviews the document’s overall purposes and structure. It examines the relationship between the Constitution and the government created by it.

Chapter Contributors

  • James Todd ( - jtodd) 'Palm Beach Atlantic University'