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First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country

Author: Thomas E Ricks
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; James Madison; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Ricks
ISBN: 9780062997456 0062997459
OCLC Number: 1140702784
Description: xxiv, 386 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Prologue: What is America? --
The power of colonial classicism --
Washington studies how to rise in colonial society --
John Adams aims to become an American Cicero --
Jefferson blooms at William & Mary --
Madison breaks away to Princeton --
Adams and the fuse of rebellion --
Jefferson's declaration of the "American mind" --
Washington: the noblest Roman of them all --
The war strains the classical model --
From a difficult war to an uneasy peace --
Madison and the Constitution: balancing vice with vice --
The Classical vision smashes into American reality --
The revolution of 1800: the people, not the plebes --
The end of American classicism --
Epilogue: What we can do --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix: The Declaration of Independence.
Other Titles: What America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
Responsibility: Thomas E. Ricks.

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Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.

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