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The founding : a dramatic account of the writing of the Constitution

Author: Fred Barbash
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Linden Press/Simon and Schuster, 1987.
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Reveals the explosive issues and the political battles which gave birth to the most important document in United States history.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barbash, Fred.
Founding.
New York, N.Y. : Linden Press/Simon and Schuster, 1987
(OCoLC)571188954
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Barbash
ISBN: 0671552562 9780671552565
OCLC Number: 15283707
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 286 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude to the Convention --
America in crisis --
Delegates: a kind of brotherhood --
Plan: "one supreme power" --
Prelude to conflict --
Alternative --
Alternative rejected --
Ulitmatums --
Deadlock --
Power in the House --
House and the Senate --
"Slaves to the public" --
"Essential principles" --
"National sins" --
Judiciary: a quest for "purity" --
"...We never once thought of a king." --
Executive: the Convention confounded --
Disaffected --
"We the people" --
Ratification and the Bill of Rights: "the happiest turn".
Responsibility: Fred Barbash.

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Reveals the explosive issues and the political battles which gave birth to the most important document in United States history.

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