The U.S. Constitution was written and signed by men who craved independence from Britain but who were nonetheless steeped in its history and ideals. The U.S. Constitution starts with some basic precepts of English governance, but then adds some uniquely American twists — three branches of government that act to check and balance each other, for example. Although much thought went into the Constitution, the Framers left it open to amendment. The first ten amendments were ratified just four years after the Constitution itself and are known as the Bill of Rights.
Why isn't this book required reading for all senators and congressmen?