James Madison s Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and Their Relation to a More Perfect Society of Nations

Author: James Brown Scott
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1357882742
Release Date: 2016-05-20

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The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

Author: James Madison
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781886363779
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Law

[Madison, James]. Hunt, Gaillard and James Brown Scott. The Debates in The Federal Convention of 1787 Which Framed the Constitution of the United States of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1920. xcvii, [1], 731 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-51911. ISBN 1-886363-77-3. Cloth. $110. * Part I contains the texts of the antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787, including the Resolution of the General Assembly of Virginia... to Recommend a Plan for Regulating Commerce, Proceedings of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government... and biographical descriptions of those individuals involved in the Convention. Part II contains James Madison's notes on the text of the debates of the Federal Convention, by date, and an appendix containing text of relevant documents. Part III includes various related texts such as the text of the Constitution, text of documents proclaiming its ratification by each of the thirteen colonies, text of the first ten amendments and related resolutions. There is an index to Madison's Notes of Debates and Appendix thereto. "Every American who wishes really to understand the principles of the Constitution should, of course, read the Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention made by James Madison." Warren, The Making of the Constitution vii-ix. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 381. The inclusion of the attendant documents make this volume a valuable source for the reading of Madison's notes.

James Madison s Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and Their Relation to a More Perf

Author: James Brown Scott
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 1110994508
Release Date: 2009-07
Genre: History

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Supplement to Max Farrand s The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787

Author: James H. Hutson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300039042
Release Date: 1987
Genre: History

The Federal Convention of 1787 engaged in the great and complex labor of framing the Constitution for the union of the states. For thirty years afterward, little was known of its deliberations, and nothing official was published about them. The variety of versions that began to appear thereafter tended to confuse rather than clarify the situation. Now, two hundred years after the Federal Convention, a 'Supplement to Farrand’s' source is available.

The Constitutional Convention

Author: James Madison
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307789204
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Genre: History

In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats–without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world’s greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed. Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee.Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone. Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes–plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times–here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes. This Modern Library Paperback Classic also includes an Introduction and appendices from the authors. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Madison s Hand

Author: Mary Sarah Bilder
ISBN: 0674055276
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: History

No document depicts the Constitutional Convention s charismatic figures, crushing disappointments, and miraculous triumphs with the force of Madison s Notes. But how reliable is this account? Drawing on digital technologies and textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder reveals that Madison revised to a far greater extent than previously recognized."

Decision in Philadelphia

Author: James Lincoln Collier
Publisher: AudioGO
ISBN: 9781620641958
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: History

Decision in Philadelphia is just such a book. It is the best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available. This clear and well-written volume traces the major issues involved, dismissing sectional, economic, or class interests as dominant factors and concentrating instead on the "deeply rooted attitudes" and "emotions" of individual members. Modern readers will find the authors' comments on the Constitution particularly interesting, casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new light.

Journal of the Federal Convention

Author: James Madison
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584772569
Release Date: 1898
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

[Madison, James]. Journal of the Federal Convention Kept by James Madison. Special Edition. Edited by E.H. Scott. Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1898. 805 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002024327. ISBN 1-58477-256-5. Cloth. $110. * Founding father (and fourth President of the United States) James Madison [1751-1836] appreciated the significance of the Federal Convention and took great care to compile an accurate report of its proceedings. His journal, which covers the period from May 14 and September 17, 1787, is often referred to as "The Madison Papers" or "Madison's Notes." It remains the most complete record of the proceedings, which were held behind closed doors. This volume is based on the edition of 1840, which was published by the United States government from Madison's original manuscripts under the direction of President Andrew Jackson who authorized payment of the sum of "thirty thousand dollars" (Preface, 4) to Mrs. Madison, which later passed as an Act of Congress for the reduced sum of "five thousand dollars," (Preface, 5) still an exorbitant amount reflecting their comprehension of the historical significance of the notes to the nation. The volume also includes the text of another manuscript that traces the history of American constitutionalism from 1754 to 1787. This edition with E.H. Scott's complete "general and analytical" index.

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates

Author: Ralph Ketcham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101651346
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Genre: History

The complete texts of the documents that tell the story of the clashes and compromises that gave birth to the Unites States of America. Should the members of the government be elected by direct vote of the people? Should the government be headed by a single executive, and how powerful should that executive be? Should immigrants be allowed into the United States? How should judges be appointed? What human rights should be safe from government infringement? In 1787, these important questions and others were raised by such statesmen as Patrick Henry and John DeWitt as the states debated the merits of the proposed Constitution. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born. This volume includes the complete texts of the Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, The Federalist Papers, available in a Signet Classic edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Ralph Ketchum

The Summer of 1787

Author: David O. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743286930
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Traces the events of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in a historical account that covers such topics as the fierce conflicts that influenced the writing of the Constitution, the issues that divided the states, and the contributions of key players.

Miracle at Philadelphia

Author: Catherine Drinker Bowen
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0613034295
Release Date: 1986-09-30
Genre: History

A history of the men, issues and background of the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787.