The pivotal moment in the formation of the United States - The Constitutional Convention - featured battles among factions, compromise between ideologies, and disagreements that nearly derailed the enterprise. The product was a document that still stands as the guide to governing a representative democracy. This impressive encyclopedia shows in detail the lively, contentious, four-month process that produced the foundation of this country. Powerful personalities and powerful ideas formed the Constitution. This work brings the people to life and shows how they brought into being one of the most important documents in history. Drawing on original sources and a wealth of secondary works, the 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars in this encyclopedia present the first-ever comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the Constitutional Convention.... selection by popular vote, 608 ratification of the Constitution, 656 state constitution, 747, 848 voting at the Convention, 823 ... 840a848 Pennsylvania Gazette, 298 Pennsylvania Herald, 491, 621, 622 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, ... 339 impeachment clause, 360 invalidating state legislation, 68 judicial review, 392 leaders of Congress, 147 location of ... appropriations, 160 ratification, 650, 652, 653 references to Germany, 311 religious tests, prohibition on, 669 secrecy, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Constitutional Convention of 1787|
|Author||:||John R. Vile|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2005-01-01|