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The United States Constitution

Auhtor: James Madison

Language: english
Published: 1787

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non-fiction,  political science
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Review by A. Dent, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'The United States Constitution':

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is a 1913 book by American historian Charles A. Beard. It argues that the structure of the Constitution of the United States was motivated primarily by the personal financial interests of the Founding Fathers. More specifically Beard contends that the Constitutional Convention was attended by and the Constitution was therefore written by a cohesive elite seeking to protect its personal property (especially bonds) and economic standing. Beard examined the occupations and property holdings of the members of the convention from tax and census records contemporaneous news accounts and biographical sources demonstrating the degree to which each stood to benefit from various Constitutional provisions. Beard pointed out for example that George Washington was the wealthiest landowner in the country and had provided significant funding towards the Revolution. Beard traces the Constitutional guarantee that the newly formed nation would pay its debts to the desire of Washington and similarly situated lenders to have their costs refunded.

Excerpts from the Book 'The United States Constitution':


... Least one Representative and until such?enumeration?shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to?chuse?three, Massachusetts eight, ...
... Amendment, section 2.) No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the ...
... in Cases of?Impeachment?shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, ...
... uniform throughout the United States To borrow money on the credit of the United States To?regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, ...
... of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature ...
... Congress The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress ...
... by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision ...
... was superseded by the?12th Amendment.) The Congress may determine the Time of?chusing?the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their ...
... 2 - Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials (The?judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising ...
... before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have?appellate?Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as ...
... disability of the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority ...
... United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce ...
... of each House, remove such disability. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred ...
... Disability and Succession 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. 2. ...
... such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal ...
... duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and ...
... was actually the first constitution of the United States of America. The U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation as the governing ...
... Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention. It was given March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited ...
... Wealth of Nations Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important ...
... of Independence The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, ...