Adams' Study of Constitutions and Governments that Influenced the Founders Adams, John. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Originally published: Philadelphia: Printed by Budd and Bartram, for William Corbett, 1797. 3 Volumes. xxxiii, 392; , 451; , 546 pp. Reprinted 2001, 2016 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771401; ISBN-10: 1584771402. Hardcover. New. $150. * Reprint of the final authorial edition published in Philadelphia during Adams' [1735-1826] presidency. His review and analysis of various constitutions and models of republics played an important role in the development of American political theory. He calls for a doctrine of the separation of powers, a system of checks and balances, and a legislature of two houses. The work's timely publication and thesis influenced the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Written and originally published in London in 1787 while Adams was serving at the Court of King James. With a list of subscribers that includes senators, congressmen and other distinguished statesmen.
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