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The Great Rehearsal: The Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States ePub download

by Carl Van Doren

  • Author: Carl Van Doren
  • ISBN: 0313234922
  • ISBN13: 978-0313234927
  • ePub: 1852 kb | FB2: 1541 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Praeger (September 13, 1982)
  • Pages: 336
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The Great Rehearsal: The Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States ePub download

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The Newtown tragedy of 2014 raised anew the questions that bedeviled the Delegates to the 1787 Convention. And today (2015) the question of a State making laws about gun ownership, gun control, or even locals making laws about gun control or gun ownership-becomes the modern challenge, not only to the State, or the individual but to an equal right of peaceable assembly without fear of being mowed down by someone with a Constitutional Right to have a military assault.

Carl Clinton Van Doren (September 10, 1885 – July 18, 1950) was an American critic and biographer. He was the brother of critic and teacher Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren. He won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Benjamin Franklin. Van Doren was born on September 10, 1885 in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois, the son of Eudora Ann (Butz) and Charles Lucius Van Doren, a country doctor. He was raised on the family farm

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From inside the book. Bibliographic information. REvIsIoN on CREATION. 17. SMALL AND LARGE SrATEs. 83. The federal compromise. 7 other sections not shown. THE GREAT REHEARSAL CARL VAN DOREN Snippet view - 1948. The Great Rehearsal: The Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States Compass books Viking compass book.

Constitution in 1787, and its subsequent ratification by the states. Understanding the original rationale for the now much maligned Electoral College helps clarify the delegates’ thinking: voters in the rural areas of most states would have very little information or understanding of the Presidential candidates or their positions, so it made sense to have electors who would have a broader knowledge of the issues at stake. Fun fact: the Constitution actually contains the words corruption of blood, and forbids it.

The most momentous chapter in American history is the story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the . In the early days of the Republic it was held, by devout friends of the Constitution, that its makers had received it somewhat as Moses received the Tables of the Law on Sinai.

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The great rehearsal: the story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the United States.

Van Doren as the commencement speaker for the University of Kentucky in 1929. He married Jean Wright Gorman in 1939, but divorced in 1945. The great rehearsal: the story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the United States.

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This book first appeared in 1948; Carl Van Doren considered the 1787 American Constitutional Convention as the great rehearsal for the United Nations Charter then being considered; there was much at stake in 1787 as there was in 1948. And nothing has changed since then and now in the year 2015.

This ought to be regarded as the 'go to book' for matters re the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The Appendix has entries for all the relevant documents that led up to the Convention, that were significant to the debates on the Convention, and the documents concluding the convention. Chapters 10--13 discuss the debates--pro and con-- held in each state about the Constitution prior to the State's ratification. The Anti-Federalist position was fear for the loss of personal liberty and State's Rights with the creation of a federal government. The Federalist countered with the proposition that only a strong federal government could survive the coming exigencies of a nation that would grow into the untamed lands of the Northwest Territories and the lands beyond the Mississippi.

In the year 2015, Americans look at the Constitution as a document that worked under times that would 'try men's souls'--various bank crashes culminating in the Great Depression, the Civil War which saw the nation torn apart by the issue of slavery that the Founding Fathers knew would dog them into the future; by World Wars, by a nuclear era that could spell planetary doom, to a form of international terrorism of religious fanatics. And the Document worked and works.

One of the resounding undertones to the debates was a willingness to subsume oneself to the needs of the nation. If the majority saw the Constitution as needed to get a nation created, then that was what the nation needed and that the individual, who may have been opposed, was willing to subsume himself and be subsumed under the Constitution.

The first nine chapters document an almost day to day record of the Convention proceedings; it was a surprise to see the debates even manage to agree on anything. And in the end, the important states barely ratified the Convention. New York approved by a vote 30--aye, 27--nay. And it was ratified in New York only because Governor Clinton demanded another Convention for a Bill of Rights. In Virginia George Mason spoke against the evils of slavery, and the Virginians ratified by 89--aye, 79 nay--after clause by clause reading and debate. Massachusetts ratified after challenging the wisdom of letting slavery and the slave state have voice to continue that horrendous trade--187--aye, 168--nay. Van Doren takes his information from the daily records Madison--and others--made of the Debates. For example, the story of Franklin wondering the sun was a rising or setting sun depicted on the chair Washington sat on--the anecdote comes directly from Madison's record.

Van Doren writes in Chapter 11 that "Nine Necessary States" had ratified the Constitution by June 21, 1788 and that was enough to make the Constitution the Law of the Land; but clearly, not to have New York and Virginia as States would make creation of a Union most problematic. Both New York and Virginia thought their state would be the crucial 9th State needed for ratification--neither realizing that New Hampshire created the important 9th ratifying Sate on June 17, 1788. In the end both delegates in Virginia and New York saw the advantage of Statehood in one Nation and voted for ratification.

The Newtown tragedy of 2014 raised anew the questions that bedeviled the Delegates to the 1787 Convention. Does a Constitution take away essential liberties that are perceived as God given rights; does a Federal Government deny State's Rights to make laws that address their unique concerns? In the South, the question of slavery was paramount for the first 70 years of the Union. And today (2015) the question of a State making laws about gun ownership, gun control, or even locals making laws about gun control or gun ownership--becomes the modern challenge, not only to the State, or the individual but to an equal right of peaceable assembly without fear of being mowed down by someone with a Constitutional Right to have a military assault rifle. And these modern questions appear in the right of Gay Marriage or medical (or even recreational) use of marijuana, to just cite two examples from the modern era..

Washington said on January 18, 1788--"...if a weak State with the Indians on its back and the Spaniards on its flank does not see the necessity of a General Government there must I think be wickedness or insanity in the way." (Page 236)
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I first received this book in the only Red Cross box I received in five years incarceration as a POW. I have not re-read this magnificent work. After 39 years I recall this book, this powerful treatise on the great compromises made to give us our country. By all means, this is a necessary book.
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