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Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

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ISBN-10: 0821407651

ISBN-13: 9780821407653

Edition: Revised 

Authors: James Madison, Adrienne Koch

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James Madison's record of the Constitutional Convention traces day by day the debates held from May to September, 1787, and presents the only complete picture we have of the strategy, interests, and ideas of the founding fathers at the Convention itself. In this indispensable primary document, Madison not only provides detailed insights into one of the great events of our history, but clearly sets forth his own position on such issues as the balance of powers, the separation of functions, and the general role of the federal government. More than in the Federalist, which shows the carefully formalized conclusions of his political thought, we see in the Debates his philosophy in action,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 718
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), from which he graduated in 1771. In 1776, Madison was elected a delegate to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention, where he was a strong advocate of religious freedom. He then became a Virginia legislator. As delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he became the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution and, later, of the Bill of Rights. Madison served in the first Congress from…    

Acknowledgment
Introduction
Madison's Preface
Notes of Debates in the Federal Covention of 1787
General Index
Index of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention