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Our Constitution: The Complete United States Constitution

Narrated by: Dan Winiarski
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-fiction
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After winning the war for independence from Great Britain, the 13 American colonies became the 13 States of America. They adopted the Articles of Confederation as their system of government. However, the Articles proved to be ineffective, and only a few short years after gaining its independence, the young country was headed for fracture and failure.

In the summer of 1787, 12 of the states (Rhode Island excepted) sent delegates to Philadelphia in a last-ditch effort to fix the Articles. But it soon became clear that the problems facing the young country were too great for the Articles of Confederation to address, even in an amended form. Thus, the delegates created a new Constitution, one that brilliantly established an entirely new (and daring) form of republican government. A government of enumerated and separated powers. A government that is truly of the People, by the People, and for the People.

"We the People of the United States..." So begins our Constitution.

Public Domain (P)2010 Win Box Audio, LLC

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  • Aaron
  • 17-09-12

Good Reading

This audiobook includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States as it currently stands. Winiarski's reading is clear and easy to understand, delivered as if he were reading the documents aloud in a town square.

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  • Patricia Hambsch
  • 21-02-17

Necessary and Important!!

Let's make This relevant in schools again!!! This foundational writing is necessary for today!! I'm starting again for deeper understanding!!!!!

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  • Justin H
  • 12-05-15

it is the constitution that defines us!

the best document ever written! every American should know and understand the constitution of America.



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  • Mark W.
  • 04-11-19

must read

this is USA. this is what we defend.this we must protect. and when necessary amend and grow.

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  • Jeffrey P. Allen
  • 23-07-19

highly recommend. A+++++<br />

Awesome. Highly recommend. Easy listen and simple. A must for every American or anyone who wants to become an American

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  • DanTheMan
  • 08-03-18

best way to read the constitution LOL

Best way to read the Constitution, It's clear easy to understand and includes the Declaration of Independence

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  • Paul
  • 02-07-16

Exactly what it says

This is the unadorned and real version of the documents. No commentary or opinions are needed - get those somewhere else if you want. This version is especially important because so many people talk about the constitution and so few know what it actually says.

The performance was a little stilted but good overall and didn't detract from the material.

Definitely worth a listen.