"The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."
"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America
In this book you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.
Read what others have said about The Making of America .
"There is no other contemporary source that offers such a thorough compilation of statements by the Framers relating to constitutional interpretation. Furthermore, there are few works that actually attempt to find the Founders' purpose for each phrase of the Constitution. This well-organized approach toward finding the Constitutions substance and meaning has great merit and provides a wealth of material on the Founding Fathers' intentions when drafting the American Constitution."
Leonard Anthony Leo
A former member of the
U.S. Senate Subcommittee
On the Constitution.
"The Making of America will serve as a great aid to all of us who serve as members of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. It belongs in every library throughout the land as must reading, particularly for our youth."
Edward P. Morgan
A member of the National
"I have just completed the reading of the book, "The Making of America", and have now placed it in an important position in my law library. When applying the framers' intent to the resolution of constitutional issues, "The Making of America" is indispensable. The quotations of the writers of the document go to the heart of the problem and make this solution exceedingly clear. It is a book long overdue."
William C. Goodlow Justice
"The text was recommended to the resource material by the Social Studies Curriculum Advisory Committee. This committee works under the jurisdiction of the State Textbook Commission. The recommendation of the committee was then acted on by the Commission on November 13, 1986. The Commission at the time voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the committee. Therefore, it will be suggested to Utah schools that the book be used as resource material for teachers and student use."
James R. Moss
Of Public Instruction
"I wanted to thank you for ... giving me your book on the Constitution ("The Making of America"). I read a good deal of it during my flight back to Washington and I found your thoughts interesting, insightful, and enlightening. I cannot tell you how much admiration I have for your work educating Americans on our most important document. I have said many times that your earlier works provided incentive for me to enter public service. For that I will always be truly grateful."
Senator Jack Kemp