Fault Lines in the Constitution

The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today

A Junior Library Guild selection!

Many of the issues we struggle with today have their roots in the creation of the United States Constitution. Fault Lines in the Constitution takes us back to the beginnings of this document and show how these problems were first introduced. The Framers had many of the same challenges and disputes that we do. Sometimes there was conflict, sometimes compromise—and we’re still suffering from the consequences of decisions and arguments made in an overheated room in 1787.

These issues remain so current that we’re posting updates to the book twice a month! Subscribe to our Fault Lines in the Constitution blog to learn about developments in voting rights, gerrymandering, filibusters, and other issues you might not have known are related directly to the Constitution.