Elegantly designed, this book puts the documents of Americas heritage in the palm of your hand. This portable, pocket-sized volume includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America and the 27 amendments to the Constitution. It also contains the Articles of Confederation, a chronology of the adoption and ratification of all these documents, an index to the Constitution and the amendments, and an introduction by Professor R.R. Bernstein. One of Barnes & Nobles Leatherbound Collectible Editions, this book features a durable, bonded-leather binding and distinctive gilt edging.