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ERIC Number: ED298017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8444-0547-7
The American Solution: Origins of the United States Constitution.
Rutland, Robert A.
Tracing the history of events that led to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (1787) and to the eventual ratification of the U.S. Constitution, this book presents numerous reproductions of leaders' portraits, documents, and paintings from the U.S. Library of Congress and other collections. Chapter 1, "Was the Revolution a Blessing or a Curse?" discusses the need for a national convention, the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and the role of Shays's Rebellion in hastening the formation of the new constitution. Chapter 2, "We All Look Up To Virginia for Examples," describes the dominant role played by this delegation during the convention, while chapter 3, "A Great Compromise and a Great Lesson," and chapter 4, "Doctor Franklin's 'Bon Mot'," feature the numerous compromises required in order to eventually draft a document that was satisfactory to a majority of the delegates. Chapter 5, "The Sacred Fire of Liberty," describes the roles and activities of the Federalists and the Antifederalists. (JHP)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A