[Madison, James]. Hunt, Gaillard and James Brown Scott. The Debates in The Federal Convention of 1787 Which Framed the Constitution of the United States of America. Originally published: New York: Oxford University Press, 1920. xcvii, , 731 pp. Three folding facsimile leaves. Reprinted 2014 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616194284; ISBN-10: 1616194286. Paperback. New. $32.95 * Part I contains the texts of the antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787, including the Resolution of the General Assembly of Virginia... to Recommend a Plan for Regulating Commerce, Proceedings of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government... and biographical descriptions of those individuals involved in the Convention. Part II contains Madison's notes on the debates of the Federal Convention, by date, and an appendix containing texts of relevant documents. Part III includes various related texts, such as the Constitution, documents proclaiming its ratification by each of the thirteen states, the first ten amendments and related resolutions. There is an index to Madison's Notes of Debates and Appendix thereto. The inclusion of the attendant documents makes this volume a valuable source for the reading of Madison's notes. Founding father, statesman and political theorist, JAMES MADISON [1751-1836] was the primary author of the United States Constitution. Along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, he was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers. While a member of the First Congress, he drafted the Bill of Rights and helped to organize the new Federal government and established the Democratic-Republican Party with Thomas Jefferson. Elected in 1809, Madison served two terms as president. He was, without question, one of the most influential national leaders in the early years of the United States. GAILLARD HUNT [1862-1924] edited various works written by James Madison. JAMES BROWN SCOTT [1866-1943], a jurist and historian, is known today as a leading figure in modern international law. He was editor- in-chief of the American Journal of International Law and secretary of the CarnegieEndowment for International Peace. The guiding force behind the American Society of International Law, he played a key role in several important diplomatic conferences. His books include The Catholic Conception of.
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