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What"s the U.S. Constitution?

Nancy Harris

What"s the U.S. Constitution?

by Nancy Harris

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Published by Heinemann Library in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional law -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
  • Constitutional history -- United States -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesWhat"s the United States Constitution
    StatementNancy Harris.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesFirst guide to government
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF4550.Z9 H35 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16414366M
    ISBN 109781432909833, 9781432909895
    LC Control Number2008001155

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