The Quartet

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385353413
Size: 22.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4236
Download
From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation.” The truth is different. In 1776, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor a political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their autonomy as states. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men most responsible—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. These men, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force the calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement. Ellis has given us a gripping and dramatic portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government. The Quartet unmasks a myth, and in its place presents an even more compelling truth—one that lies at the heart of understanding the creation of the United States of America. From the Hardcover edition.

The Quartet By Joseph J Ellis Summary Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
ISBN:
Size: 15.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 6860
Download
The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America. The quartet is four politicians that played an integral role in the creation, shaping, and implementation of the Constitution and early federal government in the US. These include George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. Each man had some involvement in the American Revolution, which lent credence to the worthiness of their cause and ability to establish a national government. Washington served as the head of the Continental Army. Hamilton served as Washington’s aide de camp and later served as commander of his own troops. Madison was a commissioned colonel of the Orange County militia from Virginia and served on the Continental Congress. Jay also served on the Continental Congress and negotiated the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolutionary War… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Quartet • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Passionate Sage

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393034790
Size: 23.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4711
Download
Passionate Sage is [Ellis s] best book. Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review "

His Excellency

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780571212125
Size: 48.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6549
Download
Joseph Ellis follows Washington from his military career to his presidency, illuminating the difficulties the first executive faced as he worked to keep the emerging country united in the face of adversarial factions. He details aspects of Washington's private life - his marriage and subsequent entrance into the upper echelons of Virginia's plantation society, his large debts, his attitude towards slavery, his relationship with his profligate stepson - that shaped the public figure. Throughout, Ellis reveals to us Washington in the context of 18th-century America, allowing us to comprehend the magnitude of his accomplishments and the character of his heart and mind as they might have been perceived in his own time. Brilliantly conceived, His Excellency is a revelatory biography, likely to be one of the seminal American history books of the decade.

Shaping North America From Exploration To The American Revolution 3 Volumes

Author: James E. Seelye Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836698
Size: 19.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5894
Download
This fascinating multivolume set provides a unique resource for learning about early American history, including thematic essays, topical entries, and an invaluable collection of primary source documents. • Provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of primary sources in virtually all areas of early American history • Offers encyclopedic coverage of both specific topics and broader concepts or themes in early American history • Collects a wide range of materials, both primary and tertiary, into a single multivolume resource set • Presents information in a concise, accessible tone and in a format that is easy for students to navigate

What Did The Declaration Declare

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312190637
Size: 59.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2068
Download
What did the Declaration declare? An enduring mythology has grown up around the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Generations of Americans believe that Jefferson wrote it in his Philadelphia study, influenced only by the stirring of great events around him. Challenging this romantic ideal, the five historians included here find that the document was the result of many influences and that it may have even been a collaborative writing effort on the congressional floor. Investigating various angles of the argument, the authors pose a variety of opinions on the Declaration's authorship, influences, and ultimate impact.

The Long American Revolution And Its Legacy

Author: Lester D. Langley
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820355763
Size: 25.26 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1623
Download
"This book brings together the author's personal and professional link to the long American Revolution in a narrative that spans more than 150 years and places the Revolution in multiple contexts -- from the local to the transatlantic and hemispheric and from racial and gendered to political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives. A descendant on his father's side from a long line of Kentuckians, the author grew up torn between a father who embodied the Revolution's poor white male driven by economic self-interest and racial prejudices and a devoted and pious mother who saw life and history as a morality play. The author's intellectual and professional 'encounter' with the American Revolution came in the 1960s as a young historian specializing in U.S. foreign relations and Latin American history, an era when the U.S. encounter with the Cuban Revolution in the hemisphere and the civil rights movement at home served as reminders of the lasting and troublesome legacy of a long American Revolution. In a sweeping narrative that incorporates both the traditional, iconic literature on the Revolution and more recent works in U.S., Canadian, Latin American, Caribbean, and Atlantic world history, the author addresses fundamental questions about the Revolution's meaning and legacy"--

5 Steps To A 5 Ap English Language 2019 Elite Student Edition

Author: Barbara L. Murphy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260122638
Size: 27.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6092
Download
A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •6 full-length practice exams, 3 in the book + 3 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP English Language exam format •Proven strategies specific to each section of the exam•Strategies for deconstructing essay prompts and planning your essay•A comprehensive review of analysis and argument, and practice activities to hone your skills in close reading, critical thinking, and critical/ analytical/ argumentative writing BONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) 5 Minutes to a 5 section: 180 Questions and Activities that give you an extra 5 minutes of review for every day of the school year, reinforcing the most vital course material and building the skills and confidence you need to succeed on the AP exam The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

5 Steps To A 5 Ap English Language 2018 Elite Student Edition

Author: Barbara L. Murphy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259862291
Size: 21.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 6560
Download
Get ready to ace your AP English Language Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2018 Elite Student Edition features: • New: “5 Minutes to a 5”— Concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format • Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in English Language • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, social media support, and more