Founding the Republic: A Documentary History

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John J. Patrick
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 272 pages
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This important library and classroom tool will make it easy for students to research and debate the core political ideas and issues of the founding period. The profound arguments regarding republicanism, federalism, constitutionalism, and individual rights come to life here, contextualized with introductory explanations to stimulate analysis and appraisal of the positions. Unique to this collection are documents relating to the establishment of constitutional governments in the original 13 states, debate over the Bill of Rights, and documents reflecting a variety of alternative voices, including letters and petitions from women and African-American and Native-American leaders. This presents a broader picture of the issues that confronted those who framed our government than has ever before been available.

An advisory board of distinguished historians and teachers assisted Patrick with the selection of documents. This collection shows how the founding fathers arrived at consensus from the many conflicting viewpoints that characterized the debate on founding our extraordinary constitutional republic. The political debates on independence and original state constitutions are connected systematically to the subsequent debates on the ratification of the Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Political grievances of dispossessed groups such as women, African Americans, and Native Americans, are connected to core ideas of the founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence. Letters, petitions, sermons, court proceedings, Thomas Jefferson's notes, a selection of Federalist and anti-Federalist papers, even the Northwest Ordinance, are among the documents included. The work is organized topically into seven parts, each which is prefaced by an introductory essay which presents the main theme, ideas, and issues, and establishes a context for the documents that follow. Each document is preceded by an explanatory headnote, which includes questions to guide the reader's analysis and appraisal of the primary source. Each part ends with a select bibliography. A chronology of major events concludes the work. This collection is a basic research and debate tool that will be invaluable to school and public libraries and secondary school classrooms.

  

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Contents

The Decision for Independence Reasons For
1
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity
7
Common Sense Thomas Paine January
14
Resolution for Independence June 7 1776
24
Making Constitutions for the New American States
35
The People the Best Governors Or a Plan
41
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
52
Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights August
58
Debate on the Virginia Plan June 6 1787
163
Report of the Committee of the Whole
167
Debate on the New Jersey and Virginia Plans
173
Signing the Constitution and Concluding
181
The Constitution of the United States
184
45
197
Essay I Brutus October 18 1787
203
Letter to the General Court of Massachusetts
210

Preamble to the Massachusetts Constitution
65
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
94
Letter from Three Seneca Leaders to President
97
Letters to Benjamin Banneker and to
106
The Articles of Confederation 1781
115
Circular Letter to the State Governors George
125
Letter to John Jay George Washington
131
Letter to James Madison Thomas Jefferson
138
The Federal Convention and the Constitution
147
41
151
Letter to George Washington James Madison
155
The Federalist 10 Publius James Madison
216
Letter IV Agrippa James Winthrop
222
The Federalist 51 Publius James Madison
229
The Federalist 78 Publius Alexander
237
The First Federal Congress and the Bill of Rights
243
56
245
Letter to James Madison Thomas Jefferson
249
Letter to Thomas Jefferson James Madison
255
Amendments Passed by the U S Congress
262
61
269
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About the author (1995)

JOHN J. PATRICK is Director of the Social Studies Development Center and Professor of Education at Indiana University.

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