The Original Argument

The Original Argument

The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century

Book - 2011 | 1st Threshold Editions trade pbk. ed
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Beck reworks the Federalist Papers into "modern English" and provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations. For a number of the essays, he includes the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting Constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions : Mercury Radio Arts, 2011
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451650617
Branch Call Number: 342.73029 B3882O 2011
Characteristics: xxxii, 430 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Charles, Joshua


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Jun 09, 2019

Ever tried to read the Federalist papers and gave up because they are almost written in a foreign language? This book translates selected essays of the papers into todays language and makes them easier to read and understand. If you have ever wondered why our government is organized the way it is; why we are under a constitution and not the articles of confederation; how we got the constitution and what compromises were made to placate the states; why the checks and balances of the various branches and how they work; why we are a Republic and not a democracy; why some seats are elected yet judges are appointed for life, and so many more interesting facts about our government, then this is your book.


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