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by James Madison

Author: James Madison
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1st edition (March 1, 1987)
Pages: 740 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.8
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Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 was James Madison's record of the daily debates held by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention, which resulted in the drafting of the current United States Constitution.

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 was James Madison's record of the daily debates held by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention, which resulted in the drafting of the current United States Constitution.

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The work is divided into two parts: 'Antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787', which presents the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, and 'The Federal Convention of 1787', a day-by-day description of the debates surrounding the formation of the Constitution. James Rollins Hardcover Books.

Debates in the federal convention of 1787, held at philadelphia. Plan of a federal constitution. The debates in the several state conventions on the adoption of the federal Constitution, as recommended by the general convention at Philadelphia, in 1787. Together with the Journal of the federal convention, Luther Martin’s letter, Yates’s minutes, Congressional opinions, Virginia and Kentucky resolutions of ‘98-‘99, and other illustrations of the Constitution.

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. His journals provide our principal source of knowledge about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), from which he graduated in 1771.

James Madison’s record of the Constitutional Convention traces day by day the debates held from May to September, 1787, and presents the only complete picture we have of the strategy, interests, and ideas of the founding fathers at the Convention itself.

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Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787. b. Slave states versus less slave states. I have forgotten the exact number but I believe that in 1787 there were either only one or two states were slavery was illegal. I trust someone will write me with the correct information. In any case, it is fascinating to listen to all the ways the delegates talk about slavery without using the word.

The James Madison Papers at the Library of Congress. Part of. James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859: Subseries 5e, Madison's Original Notes on Debates in the Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787 (3). James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859: Series 5, Notes on Debates at the Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787, and in Congress, 1776 to 1787, With Copies of Letters, 1780 to 1788 (184). James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859 (12,016). Manuscript Division (158,621).

The very future of the nation was at stake ... This handsome, affordable paperback edition contains James Madison's entire narrative of the stirring historic debates that led to the creation of one of the free world’s most respected documents: the Constitution of the United States. Known today as the "Father of the Constitution," Madison clearly and precisely chronicles the often-heated discussions, and his is the primary record of the events that established the United States government, its division of power, and ultimately the character of American democracy. Through Madison’s words we understand the essence of the personalities involved and the conflict and compromise that was inherent in the drafting of the document. The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 includes Madison’s notes and remarks as well as other requisite information for interpreting the events of that historic year. The work is divided into three parts: "Antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787," which presents the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation; "The Federal Convention of 1787," a day-by-day description of the debates surrounding the formation of the Constitution; and "The Constitution, Its Ratification, and Amendments," which presents the complete text of the Constitution, documents attesting to its ratification, and the Bill of Rights. With a preface by University of Richmond historian Robert Alley, this landmark work is absolutely indispensable for historians, scholars, and all those who treasure America's heritage.