Before there was the U.S. Constitution, there were the Articles of Confederation. Readers discover the story behind the first written constitution of the United States—from the factors that inspired its creation to the reasons why it was replaced. The detailed main text is enhanced by informative sidebars and graphic organizers. Historical images, including relevant primary sources, allow readers to immerse themselves in this historical period. Readers are given the chance to thoroughly examine elements of the original document, making them feel like true historians. They’re sure to enjoy this fresh take on common social studies curriculum topics.