America's founders wanted a government that would protect the people but that would also give them rights and liberties. This book outlines the reasons the Constitution was first written in 1787, and how it has changed to fit our world today. The Constitution contains an introduction, or preamble, and seven articles describing the states' rights and responsibilities. Learn how amendments have been made throughout the years, how the branches of government work, and what responsibility they play in upholding America's most important document; the Constitution. This book will allow students to describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text.