The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 1009 páginas

The first encyclopedic treatment of the personalities, politics, and events involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution.

This comprehensive treatment of all the personalities, philosophies, debates, and compromises involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution is the first encyclopedic work on the subject, compiling information into an easily accessible A-Z format. Biographies of all 55 delegates, analysis of the competing political viewpoints, procedural and substantive disputes, along with a host of other details are all presented here. Both the detail and the scholarship in this book are unmatched in any other work; the encyclopedic presentation simply does not exist elsewhere.

Civil liberties, the scope of authority of the three branches of government, and other constitutional matters are increasingly at the forefront of public discussion. Scholars, citizens interested in self-education, and reference librarians faced with questions about the Constitution will find in this book all they require to answer their needs.

* 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars including persons, events, compromises, committees, constitutional provisions, and even trivia

* Two separate chronologies--one for day-to-day events at the Convention and one covering key events in the years surrounding the Convention

* Primary source documents including copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments

* Extensive cross-references, a topical table of contents, bibliographical entries, a complete index, and maps

 

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Índice

Foreword
xxix
Preface
xxxi
Introduction
xxxix
Key Dates of the US Founding and Its Background
lxi
Timetable of the Constitutional Convention
lxv
A
1
B
43
C
77
P
549
Q
639
R
641
S
691
T
779
U
799
V
807
W
825

D
201
E
239
F
261
G
301
H
339
I
359
J
371
K
397
L
407
M
427
N
513
O
539
Y
853
Appendix A Materials Prior to the Constitutional Convention
855
Appendix B Materials from the Convention Debates and after the Convention
883
Appendix C Charts
919
Selected Bibliography
925
Selected List of Cases
953
Selected Bibliography for Schoolteachers and Students
955
Websites on the Constitutional Convention
957
Index
959
About the Author
1009
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Página xlii - May next, to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union...
Página lvi - I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views.
Página xlv - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work ? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair ; the event is in the hand of God.
Página xlii - Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation...

Acerca do autor (2005)

John R. Vile is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. He is the editor of ABC-CLIO's Great American Lawyers and Great American Judges, and author of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments.

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