We tend to think of our own era as being unaware and uninformed about American politics and history. Believe it or not, citizens in 1828 were no different.
In the Preface to his book, Arthur J. Stansbury wrote this: "How small a portion of the citizens of this Republic have even a tolerable acquaintance with their own Constitution... [because of] the omission of an important part of what ought to be an American education, viz, the study of the civil institutions of our country." And what was an omission in 1828 has only been further neglected in our own day.
Containing 333 questions and answers, The Pocket Catechism on the Constitution is a wealth of information about the founding political document of our country. Written less than 40 years after the Constitution was ratified, the Catechism is a much-needed and welcome lesson on American politics and lawmaking. Understanding the Constitution is the first step to actually returning to it.
Do your part to turn the country back to a limited federal government by getting, reading, and studying the Pocket Catechism on the Constitution. Get copies for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Let's keep doom out of America!