Understanding the United States Constitution is crucial for all young people who live in the U.S. Readers will learn about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and how the delegates compromised on various issues so that all the colonies would ratify the Constitution. The checks and balances between the three branches of government are outlined. The relationship between the federal and state governments, the amendment process, and the passage of the Bill of Rights are clearly explained. This is an engaging guide to the most fundamental law in the United States.