Founding the Republic: A Documentary History [NOOK Book]

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This important library and classroom tool will make it easy for students to research and debate the core political ideas and issues of the founding period. The profound arguments regarding republicanism, federalism, constitutionalism, and individual rights come to life here, contextualized with introductory explanations to stimulate analysis and appraisal of the positions. Unique to this collection are documents relating to the establishment of constitutional governments in the original 13 states, debate over the...
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Founding the Republic: A Documentary History

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Overview

This important library and classroom tool will make it easy for students to research and debate the core political ideas and issues of the founding period. The profound arguments regarding republicanism, federalism, constitutionalism, and individual rights come to life here, contextualized with introductory explanations to stimulate analysis and appraisal of the positions. Unique to this collection are documents relating to the establishment of constitutional governments in the original 13 states, debate over the Bill of Rights, and documents reflecting a variety of alternative voices, including letters and petitions from women and African-American and Native-American leaders. This presents a broader picture of the issues that confronted those who framed our government than has ever before been available.
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Establishes a broad picture of the issues that confronted those who framed our government by showing how they arrived at consensus from their numerous conflicting positions. A chronology of major events is followed by seven sections of documents, organized topically. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

JOHN J. PATRICK is Director of the Social Studies Development Center and Professor of Education at Indiana University.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

The Decision for Independence: Arguments For and Against Separation from Britain

Making Constitutions for the New American States: Debates on Models of Good Government, 1776-1780

Problems of Equality and Liberty in the New American States, 1776-1792

The Crisis of Government Under the Articles of Confederation, 1781-1787

The Federal Convention and the Constitution, 1787

Debate on the Constitution: Federalists versus Anti-Federalists, 1787-1788

The First Federal Congress and the Bill of Rights, 1788-1792

Appendix: Chronology of Key Events

Index

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