• Bill of Rights & 17 Other Amendments to the Constitution

  • By: James Madison
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-25-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simply Media
  • 4.1 (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original United States Bill of Rights, the 17 other amendments to the United States Constitution, and much more. This lecture was given live at Harvard. It provides an immediacy not available in sound studios.To improve your understanding of the Bill of Rights, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as Alexander Hamilton's argument against the Bill of Rights and details on the origins of the Bill of Rights and the Anti-Federalists.This information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Bill of Rights. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start. These are the subjects covered:
Bill of Rights: General Contents

Contents of the other 17 amendments

General origins of the Bill of Rights

An argument against the Bill of Rights, led by Alexander Hamilton


The Massachusetts Compromise that led to ratification


Incorporation by states

Reading of the Bill of Rights

Reading of the 17 other amendments

Subjects for essays and discussion
This product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thoughts series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to these original works. It's easy to find what you're looking for because tracks are organized by subject. For example, many people in book clubs discuss the subject after each track. This also works well for teachers, especially as track lengths are relatively short.
© and (P)2007 Christina Brown
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By Clyde on 01-14-11

Bill of Rights & Other Constitutional Amendments

This book provided me with what I needed, a summary of the Bill of Rights and the other Amendments to the Constitution. If I need more detailed information I know where to go but for my purpose right now it was just enough - Great Summary. My only other comment is that the narrator should be replaced. I don't think he was all that into the reading.

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By jimmy tanico on 11-26-17

Good start

Narrator was just fine. I don't know why some didn't find him ok. This book is a very light review and is a good start for someone who wants to study the B of R.

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