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Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison by James Madison Online



Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison

  • Title: Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison
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  • ISBN : 9780393304053
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 695 pages


This handsome, affordable paperback edition contains James Madison s entire narrative of the stirring historic debates that led to the creation of one of the free world s most respected documents the Constitution of the United States Madison s clear and precise account of the historic summer of 1787 is the primary record of the events that established the United States g This handsome, affordable paperback edition contains James Madison s entire narrative of the stirring historic debates that led to the creation of one of the free world s most respected documents the Constitution of the United States Madison s clear and precise account of the historic summer of 1787 is the primary record of the events that established the United States government, its division of power, and ultimately the character of American democracy

The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 includes Madison s notes and remarks and other requisite data for interpreting the events of that historic year The work is divided into two parts Antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787, which presents the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, and The Federal Convention of 1787, a day by day description of the debates surrounding the formation of the Constitution

With a preface by University of Richmond historian Robert Alley, this landmark work is absolutely indispensable for historians, scholars, and all those who treasure America s heritage


Author James Madison

James Madison, Jr was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States 1809 1817 , and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States Madison was the last founding father to die Considered to be the Father of the Constitution , he was the principal author of the document In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on th




Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison Reviews (14)

  • Original notes from the Constitutional Convention.Madison at his best.Great study to go along w Federalist Papers. [..]

  • This was a long, dry read, not least because the delegates went round and round in circles over the same issues for months Even at the end of August they were still bickering over representation, and some delegates were trying to reopen debates that seemed to have already been decided It s honestly [..]

  • There s lots of chatter in the States about returning the Constitution to its authors intent It comes from folks who, having probably not read that slim document, couldn t be expected to read 700 pages of notes by the most prominent of those authors in which they d learn that their assumption [..]

  • Day by day account of the Federal Convention, far detailed than official records Essential reading if you want to understand the motives and concerns of the Framers, none of whom got what they hoped to achieve Persuasion was useless, compromise was an exasperating solution If you don t want to buy [..]

  • To read this book allows us to enter the actual debates as our Founders were discussing the wording and reasoning to our Constitution Every politician should be required to read this, and it should be taught to every American We do not have to guess at what the Founding Fathers might have meant to s [..]

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