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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
St. John, Jeffrey.
Forge of union, anvil of liberty.
Ottawa, Ill. : Jameson Books ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the Book trade by National Book Network, c1992
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeffrey St John
|Description:||xxx, 288 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / Warren E. Burger --
Monthly reports. 1. July 4, 1788: pageant marks independence; federalists eye elections. 2. July 5-31, 1788: attack on powers to tax seen as conspiracy to destroy constitution. 3. August 1788: secret Spanish designs on Kentucky frontier disclosed. 4. September 1788: old congress expires with passage of election ordinance. 5. October 1788: New England vice president eyed as running mate for Washington. 6. November 1788: Washington and Madison suffer defeat at hands of Henry. 7. December 1788: second convention idea sinks beneath wave of federalist wins. 8. January 1789: Washington will accept presidency; electors chosen in ten states. 9. February 1789: Washington and Adams elected; Madison wins house seat. 10. March 1789: new congress convenes; snow and ice delay start. 11. April 1-20, 1789: congress begins business; Adams sworn in as vice president. 12. April 14-29, 1789: wild New York crowds hail Washington at end of seven-day triumphal tour north. 13. April 30, 1789: Washington takes oath; urges reliance on providence and people. 14. May 1789: foreign plots worry Washington; Bill of rights burning issue. 15. June 1789: surgery saves life of president; senate challenges appointment power. 16. July 1789: President Washington wears uniform; military marks Independence Day. 17. August 1789: house approves Bill of rights; president gives priority to Indian problem. 18. September 1789: successful first congress adjourns; Paris mobs imperil French monarchy. 19. October 1789: Washington tours New England; secret opening to England sought. 20. November 1789: North Carolina joins union; Bill of rights stalled in Virginia. 21. December 1789: Paris mobs directed by agitators; French royal family hostages. 22. January 1799: a reporter's reflections --
App. 1. The Constitution of the United States, 1787 --
App. 2. The Bill of rights, December 15, 1791 --
App. 3. Amendments to the constitution, 1798-1971 --
App. 4. Amendments to the constitution sent to the states for ratification --
App. 5. House resolution and articles of amendment, August 24, 1789 --
App. 6. Amendments proposed by the states, June 8, 1789.
|Responsibility:||Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger.|
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- United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797.
- United States. -- Constitution. -- 1st-10th Amendments.
- Constitutional history -- United States.
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- Constitution (United States)
- Constitutional history.
- Political science.
- United States.