Founding Fathers: The Essential Guide to the Men Who Made America

Founding Fathers The Essential Guide to the Men Who Made America An authoritative accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nationHow did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army How

  • Title: Founding Fathers: The Essential Guide to the Men Who Made America
  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • ISBN: 9780470117927
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • An authoritative, accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nationHow did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army How did thinkers from disparate backgrounds shape a government that transformed modern politics The Founding Fathers explains how, putting valuable information on this historicAn authoritative, accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nationHow did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army How did thinkers from disparate backgrounds shape a government that transformed modern politics The Founding Fathers explains how, putting valuable information on this historic period at your fingertips straight from one of the most trusted sources of information around the globe.This comprehensive guide takes a compelling look at prominent statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Washington and lesser known but influential leaders such as Samuel Chase, Charles Pinckney, and others Alphabetized for easy reference, it also offers discussions of key issues, including slavery, the separation of powers, the presidency, and Deism and Christianity events, such as the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the Louisiana Purchase and documents, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Every special essay and concise entry from Abigail Adams to George Wythe promotes the deeper understanding of the personalities, issues, and events that only Encyclop dia Britannica can provide.The book s balanced, fact based coverage of the Founding Fathers is especially relevant today, when differing interpretations of their intent are used in debates over current policies The Founding Fathers is the ideal resource for anyone looking to hone his or her knowledge of the fascinating figures who wrote the first chapter of U.S history.

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    1. I have to credit Drunk History for leading me to this book. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out. It's hilarious, but also really interesting. So many crazy details I didn't know about famous historical figures. (Did you know Roald Dahl was a spy?!) Anyway, I was intrigued and decided to delve into some history. This book seemed like a good start and it didn't disappoint. It provided a really human look at America's founders -- their passions, contributions, and flaws. It was also a nice [...]

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