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A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution

by Berkin, Carol.

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Table of Contents:
  • Our present federal government is a name, a shadow : the call for a convention
  • Making Mr. Madison wait
  • A gathering of demi-gods
  • How far do you intend to go? : the perils of power
  • I do not trust you, gentlemen : schisms, threats, and compromises
  • Like "a trial of colours to a blind man" : debating the presidency once again
  • I consent, sir, to this constitution because I expect no better : the convention ends
  • The constitution is now before the judgment seat : the battle for ratification
  • This great and good man : the inauguration of President George Washington.
  • P7/8/02
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