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  • I like a number of things about this book
  • Despite this writing staff, the author does a very good job of providing an accurate and interesting narrative of this time when the United States was facing crisis and how they developed a constitution that is still viable today
  • I don't like the absence of notes throughout the book
  • Other than that, I think this is an excellent book for a reader of popular history as well as those who like to read historical novels

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      A brilliant solution is a popular history about the transition of the United States from a loose confederation to a country with a strong central government. It tells of the efforts of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and approximately fifty other men who

      attended the Constitutional Convention.

      I like a number of things about this book.

      First of all, it is written in a simple very readable style that contrasts nicely with many scholarly writing about the same topic.

      Despite this writing staff, the author does a very good job of providing an accurate and interesting narrative of this time when the United States was facing crisis and how they developed a constitution that is still viable today.

      I like the brief history of the ...


      • A Brilliant Solution by Carol Berkin
      life of each of the men who attended the Constitutional Convention.

      The section in the about “A Note About Sources” provides a nice annotated bibliography about this period in history.

      I don’t like the absence of notes throughout the book.

      I

      didn’t notice any errors but I wish Berkin had included notes so I could follow up on some of her statements.

      Other than that, I think this is an excellent book for a reader of popular history as well as those who like to read historical novels.




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bob says :

Why did the Second Continental Congress make the central government of the Articles of Confederation so weak?

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John says :

Bob, they wanted to prevent the possibility of a King or some type of dictatorship taking hold in the US. They wanted to prevent this by decentralizing power.

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Abigail says :

For each of the major players, what was their point of view regarding the Articles of Confederation?
a. James Madison -
b. George Washington -
c. Ben Franklin
d. Robert Morris -
e. Alexander Hamilton -

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Braxton says :

why was there to be no record of preliminary votes? chapter 2 why were the nationalists worried as the convention started up? chapter 2 which state didn`t attend the convention? chapter 2

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Caelin says :

How did Hamilton and Madison believe the legislature ought to be composed. Whate were the implications that this plan had on the role of the states. Why were delegates like Dickinson and Paterson opposed to the Virginia plan? Why did others oppose this plan?

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