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The Resource Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman

Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman

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Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution
Title
Plain, honest men
Title remainder
the making of the American Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Demonstrates how the American Constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus as James Madison and his cohorts devised a plan to radically alter the balance of governmental power
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Beeman, Richard R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.B44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
Label
Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by Random House, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Principal characters -- The Constitutional Convention of 1787: a chronology -- The crisis -- The indispensable men of the Convention -- The delay that produced a revolution -- The Convention opens for business -- A high-stakes gamble -- "We the people" or "We the states"? : creating the American Congress -- Imagining the American presidency -- Counterattack -- "We are now at full stop" -- The Fourth of July, 1787 -- Compromise: large states, small states, slave states, and free states -- Beyond the Connecticut Compromise -- "The people are the King" -- Fashioning a first draft of the Constitution: July 27 - August 6 -- Revising the Constitution: August 6-August 31 -- The "general welfare" and the presidency -- "The paradox at the nation's core" -- A fragile consensus: September 10-September15 -- September 17: day of decision -- The People's Constitution: "Federalists" seize the initiative -- Achieving a more perfect union: the Federalists prevail -- "A Republic, if you can keep it" -- Full list of delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 -- U. S. Constitution (September 17, 1787), Article I-VII
Control code
ocn326533871
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 514 p.
Isbn
9780812976847
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)326533871
Label
Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman
Publication
Note
Originally published by Random House, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Principal characters -- The Constitutional Convention of 1787: a chronology -- The crisis -- The indispensable men of the Convention -- The delay that produced a revolution -- The Convention opens for business -- A high-stakes gamble -- "We the people" or "We the states"? : creating the American Congress -- Imagining the American presidency -- Counterattack -- "We are now at full stop" -- The Fourth of July, 1787 -- Compromise: large states, small states, slave states, and free states -- Beyond the Connecticut Compromise -- "The people are the King" -- Fashioning a first draft of the Constitution: July 27 - August 6 -- Revising the Constitution: August 6-August 31 -- The "general welfare" and the presidency -- "The paradox at the nation's core" -- A fragile consensus: September 10-September15 -- September 17: day of decision -- The People's Constitution: "Federalists" seize the initiative -- Achieving a more perfect union: the Federalists prevail -- "A Republic, if you can keep it" -- Full list of delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 -- U. S. Constitution (September 17, 1787), Article I-VII
Control code
ocn326533871
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 514 p.
Isbn
9780812976847
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)326533871

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