Madison's Gift

Madison's Gift

Five Partnerships That Built America

Book - 2015
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"Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy; Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution's ratification; Madison who corrected the greatest blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's support; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to found the nation's first political party and move the nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison, with James Monroe, who guided the new nation through its first war in 1812, really its Second War of Independence; and it was Madison who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders, his old friend and sometime rival Monroe"--
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451688597
Branch Call Number: 973.51 M265s 2015
Characteristics: viii, 419 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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