Framed for Posterity

The Enduring Philosophy of the Constitution

Author: Ralph Louis Ketcham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 195

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Ketcham delves not only into the meaning of the documents but also into the connotations of the framers' vocabulary, the reasoning behind both accepted and rejected propositions, arguments for and against, and unstated assumptions. In his analysis, the fundamental or enduring principles are republicanism, liberty, public good, and federalism (as part of the broader doctrine of balance of powers).
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James Madison

Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman

Author: John R. Vile,William D. Pederson,Frank J. Williams

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman presents fresh scholarship on the philosophical statesman who served as the nation’s fourth president and who is often called both the father of the U.S. Constitution and the father of the Bill of Rights. These essays by historians and political scientists from the United States and abroad focus on six distinct aspects of Madison’s life and work: his personality and development as a statesman; his work at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and contributions to larger constitutional design; his advocacy for the adoption of the Bill of Rights; his controversial role as a party leader; his presidency; and his life after leaving office. James Madison continues to be regarded as one of America’s great political theorists, a man who devoted his life to, and who found fulfill- ment in, public service. His philosophical contributions remain vital to any understanding of the modern American polity. This book will be of great interest to political scientists and theorists, as well as to historians of early American history and politics.
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American Government

Political Development and Institutional Change

Author: Cal Jillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415537355

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 626

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"An introductory American government textbook should do more than simply tell students that politics is relevant today, that it will affect their lives in meaningful ways. Students are best prepared to recognize this basic fact when they understand the bigger picture of how the system works, how it got that way, and what are the possibilities for change. Cal Jillson's American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change shows students how the nation's past is present in all aspects of contemporary politics, using the dynamics of change as a tool to understand how politics works and how institutions, systems, avenues of participation, and policies have evolved over time to produce today's political environment in the United States. Going one step further, Jillson identifies the critical question of how American democracy might evolve further, focusing in every chapter on reform and change into the future"--
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Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions

Author: Denis J. Galligan,Mila Versteeg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032881

Category: Law

Page: 694

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This volume explores the social and political forces behind constitution making from a global perspective. It combines leading theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of in-depth case studies on constitution making in nineteen countries. The result is an examination of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena, from various perspectives in the social sciences.
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America's Beginnings

The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character

Author: Tony J. Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442204893

Category: History

Page: 208

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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 of the most important and dramatic events from the colonial and Revolutionary period—some known and some forgotten—from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. Published in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America's Beginnings takes the reader throughout the American colonies and introduces many leading figures, from John Smith and John Winthrop to the Founding Fathers. Along the way, Williams examines the principles that led colonists to come to America and succeeding generations to become a free and independent nation. Read individually or from cover to cover, these stories illuminate the founding principles and heroic struggles that established the country and shaped the American character.
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New South Wales Constitution Bill

The Speeches, in the Legtislative Council of New South Wales, on the Second Reading of the Bill for Framing a New Constitution for the Colony

Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council

Publisher: Sydney [N.S.W.] : T. Daniel

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutions

Page: 232

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