We forget, though, that the Articles of Confederation and our first attempts at self-government were disasters; the post-revolutionary Confederation slipped quickly into factional bickering and economic crisis. In , a group of lawyers and politicians, some famous and others just ordinary men, journeyed to Philadelphia, determined to create a more stable framework of government, hoping that it would last long enough to bring an end to the crisis. Revealing that the story of that amazing summer in Philadelphia is more complicated and much more interesting than we have imagined, Carol Berkin makes you feel as if you were there, listening to the arguments, getting to know the framers, and appreciating the difficult and critical decisions being made. Using history as a kind of time travel, Berkin takes the reader into the hearts and minds of the founders, explaining their mind-sets, their fears, and their very limited expectations. By telling a story that is more hallowed than understood, Berkin brings us into the world of eighteenth-century America and shows us the human side of a great accomplishment Access-restricted-item.
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Tell Informative, but so, so boring. Experiences down the road — the doings of human beings — were to be incorporated into the constitution in the form of amendments.
I would also recommend this book to anybody who is interested in getting a better perception on how the constitution was drafted. But I have to disagree with myself and say all of her evidence to the steps upon making the constitution was necessary at some points. But fears arose that the Senate and the House of Representatives might brjlliant too much brillianf.
The writing is very clear. Harvest Books, pgs There are countless history textbooks that tell of the Constitutional Convention. The document was certainly a combination of varied views from varied people. Other sovereign rights claimed by the states hurt domestic trade. And as the character sketches made by William Pierce would show, it also had its share of eccentric dressers and dandies, alcoholics and snuff addicts, mediocrities and boors.
I agree with him. Who would provide the protection colonists once found in the sheltering arms of their mother country? Bekrin had a large amount of debt and the 13 states conducted themselves as independent political units. Just solutiln of one little state, Florida! A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution Ed Vaughn Most thought the proposed constitution as radical and would crush the rights of the states.
Berkin presents it thus, as facts without interpretation. They did not discuss any need to end slavery or equality for women. They actually liked squeezing the life out of their fellow states. Women in Colonial America wonderfully reveals the conflicts and compromises that characterized the drafting of the Constitution.
It took true effort to get myself to keep going, which is a shame since the topic is so fascinating. You submitted the following rating and review. A rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary America and the men who shaped its political future.
Or if you need some info on the Constitution for school, this is a good place. Relations between the states were poor, and many questioned whether they would remain united.
But if anyone wants to read it, here it is brkin the spoiler below. Related Posts
A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution
Berkin takes the reader and puts him directly in the middle of the convention of ; throughout the book you can feel the excitement, the frustration, the tensions between delegates and the overall commitment to making a new government work for all. Meantime the relationship between the states was poor and there was an uncertainty if they would even remain united what with the debts, the economic turmoil, and the slow realization that without England they had no protection from the outside world. Stop Using Plagiarized Content. Get Essay The Delegates that gathered in Philadelphia were among the most respected men of their time. It was during this convention that the Virginia Plan was proposed by Edmund Randolph, which was the proposal to write a new constitution instead of revising the Articles of Confederation like intended. After many debates between the larger and smaller states on being fairly represented and even more adjustments and altering towards the plan itself, the convention created the Senate which was a body of wise men that was made up of two men rom each state.
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution
Tell Informative, but so, so boring. Experiences down the road — the doings of human beings — were to be incorporated into the constitution in the form of amendments. I would also recommend this book to anybody who is interested in getting a better perception on how the constitution was drafted. But I have to disagree with myself and say all of her evidence to the steps upon making the constitution was necessary at some points. But fears arose that the Senate and the House of Representatives might brjlliant too much brillianf. The writing is very clear. Harvest Books, pgs There are countless history textbooks that tell of the Constitutional Convention.