The Fathers Of The Constitution; A Chronicle Of The Establishment Of The Union by Max FarrandThe Fathers Of The Constitution; A Chronicle Of The Establishment Of The Union by Max Farrand

The Fathers Of The Constitution; A Chronicle Of The Establishment Of The Union

byMax Farrand

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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Excerpt: ...work, on the 26th of July the Convention adjourned for ten days. CHAPTER VII. FINISHING THE WORK Rutledge and his associates on the committee of detail accomplished so much in such a short time that it seems as if they must have worked day and night. Their efforts marked a distinct stage in the development of the Constitution. The committee left no records, but some of the members retained among their private papers drafts of the different stages of the report they were framing, and we are therefore able to surmise the way in which the committee proceeded. Of course the members were bound by the resolutions which had been adopted by the Convention and they held themselves closely to the general principles that had been laid down. But in the elaboration of details they seem to have begun with the Articles of Confederation and to have used all of that document that was consistent with the new plan of government. Then they made use of the New Jersey Plan, which had been put forward by the smaller States, and of a third plan which had been presented by Charles Pinckney; for the rest they drew largely upon the State Constitutions. By a combination of these different sources the committee prepared a document bearing a close resemblance to the present Constitution, although subjects were in a different order and in somewhat different proportions, which, at the end of ten days, by working on Sunday, they were able to present to the Convention. This draft of a constitution was printed on seven folio pages with wide margins for notes and emendations. The Convention resumed its sessions on Monday, the 6th of August, and for five weeks the report of the committee of detail was the subject of discussion. For five hours each day, and sometimes for six hours, the delegates kept persistently at their task. It was midsummer, and we read in the diary of one of the members that in all that period only five days were "cool." Item by item, line by line, the printed...
Title:The Fathers Of The Constitution; A Chronicle Of The Establishment Of The UnionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153702401

ISBN - 13:9781153702409

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