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The writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution : practical virtue in action

Author: John R Vile
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
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Author John R. Vile (political science, Middle Tennessee University, US) is an experienced teacher of constitutional law and the author of several books on the US Constitution. In this book, he demystifies the Constitution by taking readers step by step through the events in which the document was written and ratified. The book makes extensive use of primary source quotes, and contains a detailed index as well as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Vile
ISBN: 9781442217683 1442217685 9781442217706 1442217707
OCLC Number: 781677165
Description: xxv, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Revolution and its aftermath --
The convention begins, and Randolph introduces the Virginia Plan --
Paterson and Hamilton offer alternative plans --
Delegates debate representation in Congress --
From the Great Compromise to the Committee of Detail --
Debates over the report of the Committee of Detail --
Wrapping up business, signing, and ratifying --
Selected documents: The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Constitution of the United States; The Virginia Plan; The New Jersey Plan; Federalist No. 10.
Other Titles: Writing and ratification of the United States Constitution
Responsibility: John R. Vile.

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Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution is a concise history of a pivotal event in American history by a recognized authority on the subject.  Read more...

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Works on the 1787 Constitutional Convention are thick on the ground and include scholarly treatments...Vile's monograph raises the question, why another account? Vile (Middle Tennessee State Univ.) Read more...

 
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