Book, "The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments," 1800

Summary

At the turn of the nineteenth century, newly-independent Americans celebrated the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution as embodiments of freedom and democracy. This book - a rare survivor from 1800 - includes the text of both founding documents, constitutions of the fifteen existing states, and the Northwest Ordinance, which regulated the Northwest Territory.

At the turn of the nineteenth century, newly-independent Americans celebrated the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution as embodiments of freedom and democracy. This book - a rare survivor from 1800 - includes the text of both founding documents, constitutions of the fifteen existing states, and the Northwest Ordinance, which regulated the Northwest Territory.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1800

Subject Date

1776-1800

Collection Title

Book Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2004.59.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Leather

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in

Width: 4.25 in

Depth: 1 in

Inscriptions

[inside front and back covers:] Rob't Smithins

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