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Jefferson, Madison, and the making of the Constitution

Author: Jeff Broadwater
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019].
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political allies. Yet historians have often seen a tension between the idealistic rhetoric of the Declaration and the more pedestrian language of the Constitution. Moreover, to some, the adoption of the Constitution  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Broadwater
ISBN: 9781469651019 1469651017
OCLC Number: 1124299021
Description: xv, 274 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The coarse and dry study of the law : 1743-1774 --
happy talent of composition : 1774-1776 --
A friendship was formed : 1776-1781 --
All the world is becoming commercial : 1781-1785 --
Confusion . . . must stifle all enterprize : 1784-1786 --
A new government must be made : 1786-1787 --
Opposition enough to do good : 1787-1788 --
Let us secure what we can : 1788-1789.
Responsibility: Jeff Broadwater.


Explores the evolution of the constitutional thought of these two seminal American figures, from the beginning of the American Revolution through the adoption of the Bill of Rights. Jeff Broadwater  Read more...


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