Title The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution Summary In commemoration of Constitution Day, constitutional law and history professor Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School discussed his book, a comprehensive history of how the framers drafted and ratified the U.S. Constitution despite their clashing interests. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. As Benjamin Franklin keenly observed, any assembly of men bring with them "all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views." I think that The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution are great because they are so attention holding, I mean you know how people describe The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution By Michael J. Klarman good books by saying they cant stop reading them, well, I really could not stop Michael Klarman's new book, "The Framers' Coup: the Making of the United States Constitution" (2016) presents a history of the making of the constitution remarkable for its breadth and depth. The Founding era has always presented a fertile area for scholarship as well. the framers' coup THE MAKING OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION by Michael Klarman ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 "The Framers' Coup is the first comprehensive account of the entire struggle for the United States Constitution, from the inception of the amalgamating impulse in the early 1780s all the way through to the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. The title of the book summarizes the narrative: the Constitution was written at an extra-legal meeting to counter the weakness of the Articles of Confederation manifest in the impotence of congress and the excess of democracy in the states that threatened to combine in the new United States and challenge the sacredness of property. The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution - Ebook written by Michael J. Klarman. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. The Framers' Coup | Americans revere their Constitution. In terms of substance, the Constitution was a significant departure from the more democratic state constitutions of the 1770s. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were. Definitive and authoritative, The Framers' Coup explains why the Framers preferred such a constitution and how they managed to persuade the country to adopt it. One need not deny that the Framers had good intentions in order to believe that—inevitably—they also had interests. The Framers' Coup The Making of the United States Constitution Michael J. Klarman. A strong positive recommendation.
The definitive account of the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution; Authored by one of America's leading historians; Troubling thesis that elites drove the process and won the day will reshape our understanding of the Founding era