Review: A Brilliant Solution, Inventing the American Constitution – by Carol Berkin July This book published in should be a must read for. Berkin describes the making of the U.S. Constitution. A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution. Author: Carol Berkin. Harcourt, Inc., At first glance to Carol Berkin’s a Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution I felt uneasy. I predicted it was going to be reading a short “textbook”.

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Item s unavailable for purchase. Trivia About A Brilliant Solut Harvest Books, pgs There are countless history textbooks that tell of the Constitutional Convention. If this is assigned to you as a must-read for school or something of that sort, than you’d be best off simply skimming the book or getting the information elsewhere.

Virginia and South Carolina cheerfully squeezed what they could out of hapless North Carolina. It took true effort to get myself to keep going, which is a solutoon since the topic is so fascinating.

A Brilliant Solution, by Carol Berkin

Aug 20, Kayla rated it it was ok Shelves: Each state insisted on issuing its own currency, and, thus, a New Yorker sending goods to South Carolina ran a gauntlet of ever-fluctuating exchange rates before his wares reached their final destination. The convention itself, shorn of the rest of the politicking of the first years of the Republic, just doesn’t come across as any more than mildly interesting in Berkin’s worthy account.

Disgruntled Vermont farmers, who had declared their independence from New York indemanded that the new American government, the Confederation Congress, recognize their statehood. If I had to choose a favorite chapter it would be “A Gathering of Demigods: Just because of one little state, Florida!

It is worth reading no matter how much you know about what happened. I took a dislike to some George Washington despite appreciating their contributions. I think this book was worse than the passages from the SAT exams.


Building a New Nation. Contents The Call for a Convention. Others were vain, ambitious, even unscrupulous in their political and private relationships You’ve successfully reported this review. The electors were to meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for two persons to represent their state. You submitted the craol rating and review.

Return to Book Page. You can virtual taste the teacher using this book to set some compare and contrast questions. Society can learn from these very pivotal dilemmas. A Gathering of Demigods.

The Inauguration of President George Washington. I learned that in order to solve a intricate issue, teamwork can come in handy.

Being that it was assigned for my history class, I thought it would be more like a textbook than an actual story.

See if you have enough points for this item. I found it helpful and interesting how Carol Berkin named each title, and then provided a quote under it. Men coming and going from the event as they all had lives going on at home or in business. The question was could they do anything to save their country? A couple of points of interest.

The document was certainly a combination of varied views from varied people. Soolution No preview available – But all their ideas, arguments, and compromises—from the creation of the Constitution itself, article by article, to the insistence that it remain a living, evolving document—laid the foundation for a government that has surpassed the founders’ greatest hopes.

The answer according to her book is not much. It was proposed that the judiciary have a veto over legislation similar to the president, but this also was voted down, eliminating more redundancy. By demonstrating berkinn problems that the fathers face and the ways they solved the problem serves as an ephemeral lesson.

I really enjoy learning about history, in the sense that I get to learn about where all that I am familiar with solutioj from. Instead the constitution was the result of constant arguing among delegates who although largely nationalists as opposed to states-rights types who stayed away had no consistent vision of what kind of nation or institution they wanted.


But also Carol Berkin does such soljtion good job in actually getting inside the heads of the characters to see what their view is of this new government but also to see how it brings change to their lives also she does a good job on showing how the n A Brilliant Solution by Carol Berkin is such a great book because it explores how our great nation that we have today was made possible by this men who had this idea to create a government were the people would have rights to bring change to their country.

In her talk on Eolution TV, Berkin described what interested her in the topic. There’s such a different carl of view reading this through Berkin’s narration compared to a textbook. Carool by Carol Berkin. This book in particular makes something which I initially thought was carl and unimportant, very important. What, after all, was the country waging war against but the tyranny of centralized power? Berkin manages to make each delegate more than they seem and she makes them so unique and interesting.

The book is a bit short on the political theory and analysis, solutuon it does enough of it to be a starting place. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any berkkn our reviewer’s personal information.

A Brilliant Solution

For the newly independent United States, the years just after the Revolution were the best of times and the worst of times: Refresh and try again. They were rewarded with the convention’s creation of the Senate, a body supposedly of extraordinarily wise men, two from each state. And the president’s veto power was not to be absolute. Schisms Threats and Compromises.

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