Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

by Jack Rakove
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0788191993

ISBN-13: 9780788191992

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

What did the U.S. Constitution (USC) originally mean, & how can we recover the intentions of its framers? Traces the complex weave of ideology & interests from which the USC emerged & shows how Amer. have attached different meanings to their founding document from the moment it was published. Examines the classic issues that the framers of the USC had to solve:

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What did the U.S. Constitution (USC) originally mean, & how can we recover the intentions of its framers? Traces the complex weave of ideology & interests from which the USC emerged & shows how Amer. have attached different meanings to their founding document from the moment it was published. Examines the classic issues that the framers of the USC had to solve: federalism, representation, exec. power, individual rights, & the idea that the USC itself should become supreme law. Pays particular attention to James Madison, the USCs presiding genius, whose brilliance shaped the documents framing, ratification, & amendment. Winner of the Pulitzer prize.

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ISBN-13:
9780788191992
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
439

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