ELEMENTARY CATECHISM ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS
Item #: 1000116
Pages: xx, 78 pp.
Published: OE; Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins; Reprinted in 2013.
Recognition of the U.S. Constitution's importance increaseddramatically in 1826 due to the deaths of John Adams andThomas Jefferson, the election of President Andrew Jacksonand the jubilee celebration of the Declaration ofIndependence. At this time, a period when public schoolswere increasing in number, educators responded with course-work that promoted the virtues of the Constitution to thenation's youth. Arthur J. Stansbury, a Presbyterian ministerknown for his political speeches, wrote one of the mostpopular textbooks used in the schools. Cast in the form ofquestions and answers in a chronological explanation of theConstitution, his "catechism" endowed patriotism with moralvirtues in his depiction of the nation's "highly favored"birth right. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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