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The great rehearsal: The story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the United States
Carl Van Doren
Published by Time Life (1981)

Soft cover Measures 8x5x1.5 inches Weighs 1 pound 3 ounces

Condition: Like New
Clean tight solid copy. An excellent copy. A bit of age spotting at edges.

.Introduction
VI
It is in many ways astonishing that the American
Constitution so quickly acquired a sacred charac-
acter. When it was drafted in 1787 and when it was adopted in 1788,
it was . by i no means MAa«e universally imtvprcsillv accepted accented or or welcomed. It had its
partisans, although all of them in various ways admitted that it was
necessarily imperfect and, as George Washington foresaw, would
change in the course of time. But it also had many enemies who
saw in it an attack on democracy, a danger of monarchy, and a be-
trayal of the spirit of the Revolution.
That embodiment of the democratic spirit, Thomas Jefferson,
then Minister to France, objected vehemently to the secrecy with
which the Constitution had been drafted, and he came to accept it
only under the pressure of his disciple, James Madison. Other
great revolutionary leaders—notably Patrick Henry—never became
reconciled to it. Some of them saw no need for any change in the
government under the Articles of Confederation. Others did not see
in the new Constitution any guarantee of real improvement. Alex­
ander Hamilton, with his black-and-white temperament, thought
the new Constitution was far too weak, although he supported it
on the ground that it was better than nothing. Others thought it
was for too strong.
Despite all this initial opposition, within a few years the Con-
Wtution was accepted almost universally, and soon afterward it...

The great rehearsal: The story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the United States Carl Van Doren Time Life 1981 Book

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