Founding the Republic
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Series Foreword Introduction The Decision for Independence: Arguments For and Against Separation from Britain Making Constitutions for the New American States: Debates on Models of Good Government, 1776-1780 Problems of Equality and Liberty in the New American States, 1776-1792 The Crisis of Government Under the Articles of Confederation, 1781-1787 The Federal Convention and the Constitution, 1787 Debate on the Constitution: Federalists versus Anti-Federalists, 1787-1788 The First Federal Congress and the Bill of Rights, 1788-1792 Appendix: Chronology of Key Events Index

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JOHN J. PATRICK is Director of the Social Studies Development Center and Professor of Education at Indiana University. A specialist in the history of the Founding Period, he is the author of more than 25 books on civic history education and a member of the Governing Body of the National Council for History Standards that prepared the National History Standards Project in 1994. In addition he served as chief consultant to the Agency for Instructional Technology in developing the prize-winning video program series on the U.S. Constitution for use in history classrooms and public television.

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.,."perfect one volume text that not only provides both the famous and not-so-famous writings, but includes introductory paragraphs that put each work in perspective to the shaping of the laws of the country.....This text is perfect for anyone studying American History, particularly high school and college students. Living historians will find it beneficial in the coverage of documents that, while of little importance today, were of great importance during a time period that we reenact. For anyone interested in seeing how the constitutions of Massachusetts, Virginia, and other commonwealths parelell the United States Cocstitution while predating it, this book is a must...should be on the shelves of most Rev. War reenactors, as well as public libraries."-Smoke and Fire News
.,."the thoughtful readable essays which put the documents and issues in perspective make this a worthwhile addition to U.S. history reference collection. Recommended for all high school and public libraries."-VOYA
?...perfect one volume text that not only provides both the famous and not-so-famous writings, but includes introductory paragraphs that put each work in perspective to the shaping of the laws of the country.....This text is perfect for anyone studying American History, particularly high school and college students. Living historians will find it beneficial in the coverage of documents that, while of little importance today, were of great importance during a time period that we reenact. For anyone interested in seeing how the constitutions of Massachusetts, Virginia, and other commonwealths parelell the United States Cocstitution while predating it, this book is a must...should be on the shelves of most Rev. War reenactors, as well as public libraries.?-Smoke and Fire News
?...the thoughtful readable essays which put the documents and issues in perspective make this a worthwhile addition to U.S. history reference collection. Recommended for all high school and public libraries.?-VOYA
?Patrick...offers an excellent resource for high schools with limited access to primary materials. His book contains selected documents, complete or in excerpt, from the debate surrounding America's founding in the years 1775-1792...a teacher who wants students to understand today's rights debates by looking at their roots could use selected documents for any class... Highly recommended.?-The Book Report
..."the thoughtful readable essays which put the documents and issues in perspective make this a worthwhile addition to U.S. history reference collection. Recommended for all high school and public libraries."-VOYA
"Patrick...offers an excellent resource for high schools with limited access to primary materials. His book contains selected documents, complete or in excerpt, from the debate surrounding America's founding in the years 1775-1792...a teacher who wants students to understand today's rights debates by looking at their roots could use selected documents for any class... Highly recommended."-The Book Report
..."perfect one volume text that not only provides both the famous and not-so-famous writings, but includes introductory paragraphs that put each work in perspective to the shaping of the laws of the country.....This text is perfect for anyone studying American History, particularly high school and college students. Living historians will find it beneficial in the coverage of documents that, while of little importance today, were of great importance during a time period that we reenact. For anyone interested in seeing how the constitutions of Massachusetts, Virginia, and other commonwealths parelell the United States Cocstitution while predating it, this book is a must...should be on the shelves of most Rev. War reenactors, as well as public libraries."-Smoke and Fire News

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