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The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison by James Madison Online



The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison

The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison

  • Title: The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison
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  • ISBN : 9780812975178
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


In 1787, the American union was in disarray The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats without becoming as overb In 1787, the American union was in disarray The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats without becoming as overbearing as England So thirty six year old James Madison believed That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world s greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee.Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes This Modern Library Paperback Classic also includes an Introduction and appendices from the authors


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




The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison Reviews (8)

  • Interesting to read the thoughts of the delegates in their own words once you get comfortable with the 18th century language [..]

  • The creation of the US constitutionJames Madison s notes from the constitutional convention provide insights into the issues of the day Much of the discussion involved slavery, which almost prevented the creation of a federal government Whether slaves were people or property was not resolved Also in [..]

  • This book is merely a recitation of debates with absolutely no analysis It lacks depth in many ways This book teaches nothing beyond a basic high school U.S History class. [..]

  • Our Constitution arose out of conflict, compromise, and challenges of forming a new nation We are still in that debate today. [..]

  • fascinating. [..]

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