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An Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinuish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy  The uartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible some familiar such as George Washington Alexander Hamilton John Jay and James Madison and some less so such as Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morr A fascinating work on the origins of the American Constitution Ellis who has authored other excellent historical analyses contends that four people are critical to understanding why we have a the Constitution that we now have George Washington Alexander Hamilton James Madison and John Jay Two others contributed greatly as well Gouverneur Morris and James WilsonThis book explores how the uartet upset with the poor performance of the United States under the Articles of Confederation labored to create a new government with a energetic national structure that would address the ills under the Articles For instance under the Articles the national government could reuest but not demand or enforce fiscal support from the different states Many states simply ignored this meaning that the national government never had the funding neededMany seem to think that George Washington was somewhat of a figurehead for others such as Hamilton and Madison This and many other books surely should end that canard Washington has been depicted by many historians as an active player in the move toward a new national government systemThe book does a nice job on a number of fronts One it highlights to active role of the uartet Two it gives a sense of the politics of the Constitution that is well done well done by others too Three it shows that the Founders were not demigods but active and calculating politiciansOn the other hand some cavils At one point the author dismisses the fear of one of the uartet that under the rules a vice presidential candidate might get electoral votes than a presidential candidate in this case Washington versus John Adams The election of 1800 shows that this was a well founded fear as VP candidate Aaron Burr was in a tie with the presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson Second limiting the key figures to just the uartet and their allies understates the relevance of others in the process such as Roger Sherman and Robert Morris Three Ellis does a nice job of demolishing critics such as Charles Beard But Beard s view was in a shambles by the 1960s Others such as Jackson Turner Main had critiues of the economic background that probably warranted consideration in this volume Forrest McDonald from a different perspective probably should be acknowledged as wellAt any rate this is a fine volume and warrants attention by readers They will learn a great deal about the origins of the United States under the Constitution here

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The prizewinning author of  Founding Orchestrating the Kindle #209 Brothers  and   American Sphinx  now The uartet PDF or gives us the unexpected story brilliantly told of why the thirteen colonies uartet Orchestrating the PDFEPUB #192 having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power uartet Orchestrating the Second American PDFEPUB or would decide to subordinate themselves anewThe triumph of the Americ Disclaimer If Joseph Ellis wrote about the mating habits of sea sponges in exhaustive and nauseating detail I d probably read it And give it at least 4 stars When he s writing about the Revolutionary War I generally need a change of undergarments Ellis is freaking amazingI have a rather significant fascination editor s note really it s a weird Single White Female style obsession with the Revolutionary War When I was a kid it was because of the mythical heroic status ascribed to all of the principles that and the fact that I share a birthday with Mr Benjamin Franklin though we weren t of course born in the same year because if we were well I guess I d look pretty good for my agebut only for my age As I grew older and progressed beyond the stories in schoolbooks and learned about the deep flaws petty jealousies and odious mistakes of the Founding Fathers I only grew intrigued These days I find less fascination in the battles than I do in the story of how the Constitution the Bill of Rights and other seminal documents heh hehI said seminal were created editor s note the author may be approximately 300 years old but he continues to display the maturity of a 12 year old There are two reasons for this 1 as debates rage about everything from civil rights to healthcare to gun control with both sides of each argument interpreting these seminal heh hehI said it again documents differently I want to know as much as I can about how and why the documents were written as they were spoiler alert the Founding Fathers did NOT have all the answers and in fact intentionally created an adaptable framework that could be modified over time as the world changedso no they did NOT necessarily intend for us all to walk around toting semi automatic rifles and popping them off in schools and movie theaters nor did they themselves buy into the notion of original intent but that s neither here nor there and 2 because I find the process of watching highly intelligent well educated people attack a problem for which there is no precedential solution fascinatingRather than courting controversy by delving deeply into point 1 above it s 2 that I want to focus on in discussing yet another Joe Ellis masterpiece The uartet is a thoroughly engaging exploration of how four key figures George Washington John Jay Alexander Hamilton and James Madison skillfully and deftly maneuvered a suabbling collection of dysfunctional colonies into ultimately becoming the United States as we know it What makes these cats so compelling one particularly one who freuently fell asleep during history class might ask THEY DON T EVEN HAVE THEIR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNELWell as a way of translating their appeal for a modern audience let s think about them as a superhero team the Foundtastic Four if you will GEORGE WASHINGTON Strengths commanding presence really good at riding horses badass auiline profile ability to make you feel like a jerk for complaining about your pounding headache when he talks about people dying of frostbite and starvation at Valley Forge Weaknesses inability to tell lies crunchy foods hard to chew with those wooden teeth obsession with posterity sense of humor surgically removed at birthThere s a reason George Washington s name is synonymous with the United States Everyone knows about the apocryphal cherry tree crossing the Delaware Father of our Country blah blah blah But you know what really made Washington a badass The fact that it s far less likely that this intrepid uartet nor indeed anyone would have succeeded in creating a stable union after the defeat of the British if this ONE SINGLE MAN hadn t lent his name to the cause and consented to the presidency that was forced upon him afterward If Superman Optimus Prime and an Eagle Scout had weird three way sex and if cross speciesrobo human same sex procreation was possible George Washington is what would pop out of one very uncomfortably small hole Think about this the guy could essentially have become a king or at least a military dictator the American Napoleon He didn t He willingly and happily gave up that power In the course of human history how many people in that position have done that I can only think of two George Washington and me you all have no idea how much you owe me So if this was a superhero team G Dub would clearly be the leader JOHN JAY Strengths eminent reasonableness sanguine disposition politeness international diplomacyWeaknesses a really wussy list of strengths probably pretty useless in a bar fightWhen you study the revolutionary period in school you hear a few names a lot Washington Adams Franklin Jefferson You don t often hear about John Jay and yet his skill in international diplomacy and vision of the transformative social and economic impact of westward expansion made him as integral a part of the Revolution as anyone except perhaps for Old Wooden Teeth Even John Adams a man so miserly with praise that he wouldn t give credit to his mother s birth canal for facilitating his passage into the world noted that Jay s work hammering out treaties abroad was essential to winning the warALEXANDER HAMILTON Strengths flamboyant personality incisive wit vast intellect fiscal genius willingness to duel anyone who wrongs himWeaknesses kind of an asshole inability to not get shot and killed when dueling anyone who wrongs himOf the four featured players in this book Hamilton would be most at home in today s trenchant political miasma He would own Twitter and dominate the 24 hour news cycle with his caustic wit and willingness to speak his mind You could think of him as a hyper intelligent extremely capable funny actually good with money version of Donald Trump The key driver behind the Federalist Papers Hamilton had a pen as sharp as his bayonet and did double duty as an officer in Washington s army and a member of the Continental Congress And then he got himself killed in a duel with Aaron Burr Oh for the days when our politicians resolved disputes via duels back when men were men and men were morons I guess some things never changeJAMES MADISON Strengths brilliant politician groundbreaking political theorist obsessive compulsive preparer master of backroom political machinations VirginianWeaknesses sickly constitution diminutive stature rud romancer of Japanese body pillows unconfirmedMadison is another guy who tends to get overlooked when we re being taught about Paul Revere s midnight ride Ben Franklin s homespun wit and Thomas Jefferson s elouent pen or rather Jefferson s elouenceI ve heard the pen itself was a little terse and standoffish Yet it was Madison with his vision and manipulation of the political chessboard that was perhaps responsible than anyone for setting the stage for the Constitution to be written and ensuring its ratification afterward If you haven t experienced the wonder and joy of Joseph Ellis I might suggest starting with Founding Brothers The Revolutionary Generation But any Revolutionary War aficionado will want to check this book out Ellis is a master stylist who distills massive uantities of information into salient cogent arguments as well as any historian I ve ever read In other words this is good stuff

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Is It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions and finally drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement Yes This is my 10th Revolutionary period book I ve read since the new year yeah I get on a kick sometimes and I ve been enjoying it all The part I have found most fascinating through it all is the actual creation of the government The sitting down bashing it and each other out and trying to create this never before seen government yes there have been republics but not like this and all previous eventually failed and all the compromise and wrangling that had to go into it well beyond what we can even comprehend And that this creation was so orchestrated by the few yet knowing that the masses likely just wanted to be let alone to get on with life leave them out of politics but all the while this momentous thing was happening ANYWAY This book is ALL about thatEllis has given an excellent account of this nation creation with a really excellent analysis of the thoughtsfeelingsmotivations surrounding it from so many sides He also covers the concept of what would the founding fathers think of xyz today and how that thought process doesn t really work like trying to plant cut flowers That realistically the one thing they d be amazed at is that the constitution they wrote was still in use He covers the serious moral compromises that had to be made and also that they didn t want the future to be stuck on notions of original intentI don t think I d recommend this as someone s first read into the era but for those who have a little bit than the avg Joe s knowledge about the period it s a great read and great for lovers of history


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  1. says:

    Disclaimer If Joseph Ellis wrote about the mating habits of sea sponges in exhaustive and nauseating detail I’d probably read it And give it at least 4 stars When he’s writing about the Revolutionary War I generally need a change of undergarments Ellis is freaking amazingI have a rather significant fascina

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    ME contemplates retail therapy of buying The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 for only 299 on my KindleM

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    Winning independence from Great Britain was only step one and probably less significant than the creation of our system of government The war had brought the colonies to a common cause but afterwards the debt was huge I was shocked to learn it was 40MM with no means to collect taxes they were voluntary by the articles of c

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    Joseph Ellis' new book The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 examines the United States' movement from independence to nationhood following the Revolutionary War Ellis retired as Ford Foundation Professor of Histo

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    This might in reality be worth a third star but it's getting so many five star reviews that I had to downrate itEllis is writing primarily pablum when he's not outrightly wrongAnd he is outrightly wrong on a couple of major issues right at the startFirst while Charles Beard and his progressive historian followers may have overstated the importance of class issues whether in the American Revolution or the Constitutiona

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    A fascinating work on the origins of the American Constitution Ellis who has authored other excellent historical analyses contends that four people are critical to understanding why we have a the Constitution that we now have George Washington Alexander Hamilton James Madison and John Jay Two others contributed greatly as well Gouverneur Morris and James WilsonThis book explores how the uartet upset with the poor perf

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    George Washington aghast at the failure of Congress to properly feed and fund his ill euipped army during the fight with the British lamented “We have become a many headed monster a heterogeneous mass that never will nor can steer to the same point” Loosely affiliated under the Articles of Confederation the 13 states each pursued their own agendasPulitzer winning historian Joseph J Ellis tells the story how this heterogeneous

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    The Constitution was intended less to resolve arguments than to make argument itself the solution For judicial devotees of originalism or original intent this should be a disarming insight since it made the Constitution th

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    Yes This is my 10th Revolutionary period book I've read since the new year yeah I get on a kick sometimes and I've been enjoying it all The part I have found most fascinating through it all is the actual creation

  10. says:

    In this interesting and readable book Joseph Ellis has made a valuable contribution to the explication of a period in United States history that is often overlooked and relatively poorly understood The period in uestion is the 1780’s that time between the acceptance of the Articles of Confederation and the final approval

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