What Did the Constitution Mean to Early Americans?

ISBN-10: 0312182627
ISBN-13: 9780312182625
Edition: 1999
List price: $17.99
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Description: In this brief student book a collection of articles present a focus on one great document in American history, introducing important commentaries on the critical questions surrounding its impact on early Americans, and encourages a continuing debate.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 169
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In this brief student book a collection of articles present a focus on one great document in American history, introducing important commentaries on the critical questions surrounding its impact on early Americans, and encourages a continuing debate.

Foreword
Preface
A Note for Students
The Document
The Constitution of the United States
Introduction
The Creation of the United States
From Revolution to Ratification
Historians and the Constitution
Some Current Questions
What were the issues in 1787?
The "Great National Discussion": The Discourse of Politics in 1787
Were the framers counterrevolutionaries?
The Federalist Reaction to Shays's Rebellion
What did the Federalists achieve?
The American Science of Politics, From The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
Did the Constitution create a republic of white men?
"Of Every Age Sex and Condition": The Representation of Women in the Constitution
Can we know the original intent of the Framers?
The Perils of Originalism, From Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
Making Connections
Suggestions for Further Reading

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