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Founding Fathers The Essential Guide to the Men Who Made America

ISBN-10: 0470117923
ISBN-13: 9780470117927
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The recent national debate about the scope of presidential power and the interpretation of the Constitution highlights the importance of understanding the history of the United States and the actions and intentions of the men who founded it. This guide provides authoritative information on these 'Founding Fathers'.

Joseph J. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 1943. He earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1965 and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1969. He was an instructor in the department of American studies at Yale University from 1968 to 1969 and an assistant professor in the department of history and social studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1969 to 1972. He began his career at Mount Holyoke College as assistant professor in the department of history in 1972 and was made professor in 1979. Ellis was dean of the faculty at Mount Holyoke from 1980 to 1990. He is also a Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. He has published articles, essays, reviews, and opinion pieces in such periodicals as American Heritage, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Civilization. He has appeared on C-SPAN and Fox News and was a participant in the 1997 Ken Burns PBS documentary "Thomas Jefferson." In 1997, Ellis published American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and in 1998 he co-authored the article in Nature that accompanied the controversial study of the descendants of Jefferson and the slave Sally Hemmings. He has received several awards including the National Book Award in Nonfiction for American Sphinx in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for History for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation in 2001. Ellis' other works include Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, Random House, 2013); First Family: Abigail and John Adams, 2010; American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, 2007; His Excellency: George Washington, 2004; After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture; Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, 2000; What Did the Declaration Declare? (Historians at Work), editor and contributor, 1999.

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Introduction
Adams, Abigail
Adams, John
Adams, Samuel
Alien and Sedition Acts
American Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Blair, John
Burr, Aaron
Carroll, Charles
Chase, Samuel
Checks and Balances
Clark, Abraham
Constitution of the United States of America
Continental Congress
Dayton, Jonathan
Declaration of Independence
A Closer Look: The Founding Fathers and Slavery
Democratic-Republican Party
Dickinson, John
Federalist Papers
Federalist Party
Franklin, Benjamin
French and Indian War
Gerry, Elbridge
Gwinnett, Button
Hale, Nathan
Hamilton, Alexander
Hancock, John
Henry, Patrick
Hopkinson, Francis
Intolerable Acts
Jay, John
Jay Treaty
Jefferson, Thomas
A Closer Look: The Jefferson-Hemings Paternity Debate
King, Rufus
Lee, Richard Henry
Livingston, Robert R.
Louisiana Purchase
Madison, Dolley
Madison, James
Marshall, John
Mason, George
Middleton, Arthur
Monroe, James
Morris, Gouverneur
Morris, Robert
Paine, Robert Treat
Paine, Thomas
A Closer Look: The Founding Fathers, Deism, and Christianity
Paris, Treaty of
Paterson, William
Pinckney, Charles
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth
Rodney, Caesar
Rush, Benjamin
Rutledge, John
Separation of Powers
Shays's Rebellion
Sherman, Roger
Stamp Act
Townshend Acts
Washington, George
A Closer Look: The Presidency of the United States of America
Whiskey Rebellion
Wilson, James
Witherspoon, John
Wolcott, Oliver
Wythe, George
Bibliography
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