Selected Federalist Papers

Selected Federalist Papers Author Alexander Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780486112374
Year 2012-05-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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DIVAlmost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances. /div

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers Author Alexander Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780743487719
Year 2004-07-01
Pages 708
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Presents a comprehensive examination of the Federalist Papers co-written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay and provides a chronology of the authors' lives and works, critical analysis, and timeline of significant events.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers Author Kyle Scott
ISBN-10 9781441108142
Year 2013-02-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Federalist Papers constitute a key document in the understanding of the American government. Written by John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, these 85 texts were published between 1787 and 1788 to convince the state of New York to ratify the Constitution. Today, the Papers are studied in courses on American government, American political thought, and constitutional law. However, the size and organization of the full text, notwithstanding its complex political concepts and context, make it difficult for students to apprehend. The Reader's Guide will be a key tool to help them understand the issues at hand and the significance of the Papers then and now. Organized around key issues, such as the branches of the government, the utility of the Union, or skepticism of a national regime, the work will walk the reader through the 85 Papers, providing them with the needed intellectual and historical contexts. Designed to supplement the reading of The Federalist Papers, the guide will help elucidate not only their contents, but also their importance and contemporary relevance.

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775 1864

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History  1775 1864 Author John Grafton
ISBN-10 0486411249
Year 2000
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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The great documents in this important collection helped form the foundation of American democratic government. Compelling, influential, and often inspirational, they range from Patrick Henry's dramatic "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at the start of the American Revolution to Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, issued in the closing weeks of the Civil War. Also included are the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's classic rationale for rejecting allegiance to the government of King George III; the Monroe Doctrine, the cornerstone of American foreign policy; and these other landmark statements: The Constitution of the United States; James Madison's The Federalist, No. 10; George Washington's First Inaugural Address and Farewell Address; Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address; William Lloyd Garrison's Prospectus for The Liberator; Andrew Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill; and Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address. An introductory note precedes the text of each document, providing fascinating background history and information about the author. An indispensable reference for students, this handy compendium will also serve as an invaluable introduction for general readers to American political writing.

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates Author Ralph Ketcham
ISBN-10 9781101651346
Year 2003-05-06
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

How to Read the Federalist Papers

How to Read the Federalist Papers Author Anthony A. Peacock
ISBN-10 0891951350
Year 2010-03-26
Pages 107
Language en
Publisher
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While The Federalist is indeed an important resource for understanding the meaning of our Constitution, its relevance is based on something deeper. The authors of the essays knew that the principles of our Founding would not always be unquestioned, so they gave us the strongest defense of those principles as part of the immediate political struggle for ratification. The Federalist not only illuminates the meaning of the Constitution's text. It also explains how our Constitution embodies the core principles of the Declaration of Independence and why it must be preserved in the face of present struggles. In this monograph, Anthony Peacock, professor of political science at Utah State University, offers us a brief guide to The Federalist, a road map illuminating the major issues treated in the essays and explaining their continued relevance for us today. An appendix of important passages on contemporary subjects is also included as a helpful resource for interested readers. Despite our contemporary challenges, we still enjoy some measure of constitutional government. More important, our Founders have left us with their teaching and example, showing us the way to restore our Constitution to its rightful place. Our Constitution will endure only if our leaders understand why it is defensible, and there is no better argument in favor of the Constitution than The Federalist Papers.

The World s Great Speeches

The World s Great Speeches Author Lewis Copeland
ISBN-10 9780486132839
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 944
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black Revolution. Includes 7 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution Author Richard Beeman
ISBN-10 9781101459003
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Cut Assemble the Capitol Building

Cut   Assemble the Capitol Building Author Matt Bergstrom
ISBN-10 9780486814742
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
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Easy-to-make scale model includes instructions and diagrams that explain every step of the assembly process, from cutting, folding, and gluing to the finishing touches. Includes a brief history of the landmark.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Author Mark Twain
ISBN-10 9783736800656
Year 2017-08-01
Pages 281
Language en
Publisher BookRix
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lived with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother, Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day, as a punishment. He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He trades the treasures for Sunday School tickets which one normally receives for memorizing scriptures, redeeming them for a bible, much to the surprise and bewilderment of the superintendent who thought "it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises—a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt." Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been "engaged" previously, to a girl named Amy Lawrence. Shortly after being shunned by Becky, Tom accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness the murder of Dr. Robinson. Tom, Huck, and Joe Harper run away to an island. While enjoying their new-found freedom, the boys become aware that the community is sounding the river for their bodies. Tom sneaks back home one night to observe the commotion. After a brief moment of remorse at his loved ones' suffering, Tom is struck by the idea of appearing at his own funeral.

Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions

Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions Author Frederick Mosteller
ISBN-10 9780486134963
Year 2012-04-26
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Remarkable puzzlers, graded in difficulty, illustrate elementary and advanced aspects of probability. These problems were selected for originality, general interest, or because they demonstrate valuable techniques. Also includes detailed solutions.

What the Anti Federalists Were For

What the Anti Federalists Were For Author Herbert J. Storing
ISBN-10 0226775801
Year 2008-12-02
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered." It was largely through their efforts, he reminds us, that the Constitution was so quickly amended to include a bill of rights. Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time. His comprehensive exposition restores to our understanding the Anti-Federalist share in the founding its effect on some of the enduring themes and tensions of American political life. The concern with big government and infringement of personal liberty one finds in the writings of these neglected Founders strikes a remarkably timely note.

Presidential Wit and Wisdom

Presidential Wit and Wisdom Author Joslyn Pine
ISBN-10 9780486130712
Year 2012-03-07
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"I'm a great believer in luck," observed Thomas Jefferson, "and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." This amusing and enlightening treasury of presidential lore features memorable quips by all forty-three chief executives, along with a variety of shrewd observations, heartfelt laments, and remarkable revelations.

The Constitution

The Constitution Author Michael S. Greve
ISBN-10 0844772585
Year 2013
Pages 115
Language en
Publisher Aei Press
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In The Constitution: Understanding America s Founding Document, Michael S. Greve explains how to think seriously about the United States Constitution and constitutions in general. What are constitutions supposed to do, and what can they accomplish?"