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Creating the Constitution : the Convention of 1787 and the First Congress / Thornton Anderson.


University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1993] .
ISBN 0271009136, 0271009209

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Subjects Constitutional conventions -- United States -- History.
Constitutional conventions.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional history.
Etats-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle -- 18e siècle.
Etats-Unis. Congress (1789-1791)
États-Unis -- 1783-1789 (Confédération)
États-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1783-1809.
États-Unis. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Federal government -- United States -- History.
Federal government.
Grondwetgevende vergaderingen.
Het Congres.
Politics and government
USA -- Constitutional Convention.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
United States.
United States. Congress (1st : 1789-1791)
United States. Congress.
United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Description xv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
©1993
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction. An Approach Through Ideas. A Convention to Regain Unity? A Secret Convention. Ratification and Implementation. A New and Unexpected Form of Federalism -- 2. Ideas from England. England's Ambivalent Medieval Heritage. England's Second Revolution. From Limited to Unlimited Power. The Country Opposition. English Ambivalence Imported -- 3. Political Motivations. The Problems as the Nationalists Saw Them. The Virginia Plan. The State Federalists. The Powers of Government. Restricting State Power. The General Result -- 4. Economic Motivations. The Role of Wealth in the Government. The Influence of Government on Wealth -- 5. An Anti-Democratic Convention? The House of Representatives. The Senate. The Executive. The Council of Revision and the Veto. Legislators' Eligibility for Executive Offices. The Judiciary. The Amending Article. The Mode of Ratification. Why an Anti-Democratic Bias? The General Result -- 6. The Convention Congress. Ratification. Amendments. The Nationalists in Control.
The Ambiguity of the Senate. The Removal Power. Assumption of State Debts. The Bank. The Implications -- Appendix A State-Federalist Voting in the Philadelphia Convention -- Appendix B The First Senate -- Appendix C The First House.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)26503680
(OCoLC)ocm26503680
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Anderson, Thornton, 1915-
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