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James Madison and the struggle for the Bill of Rights

Author: Richard E Labunski
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today we hold the Constitution in such high regard that we can hardly imagine how hotly contested was its adoption. In fact, many of the thirteen states saw fierce debate over the document, and ratification was by no means certain. Virginia, the largest and most influential state, approved the Constitution by the barest of margins, and only after an epic political battle between James Madison and Patrick Henry. Now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Labunski, Richard E.
James Madison and the struggle for the Bill of Rights.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006005347
(OCoLC)64390399
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Labunski
ISBN: 9781441627421 1441627421 0195181050 9780195181050 9780198040019 0198040016 1282270729 9781282270725
OCLC Number: 144618743
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits.
Contents: The Philadelphia Convention --
The reluctant candidate --
The road to Richmond --
The Virginia Ratifying Convention --
The ratification vote --
The anti-federalists fight back --
The election --
Madison introduces the Bill of Rights --
Congress proposes the Bill of Rights --
Ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Richard Labunski.
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The untold story of the fiercely contested ratification of the United States Constitution, and how Founding Father James Madison defied his fellow Virginians who opposed the Constitution, to ensure  Read more...

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