Analysis Of Founding Brothers By Joseph J. Ellis

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In “Founding Brothers,” Joseph J. Ellis analyzes the key highlights of post-revolutionary America. Through a time a revolutionary concepts running at an all time high in the new United States, the key foundation of America, the founding fathers, established the course the country would follow even into the status quo. To fully understand the time period that preceded modern America, Ellis follows the life of America’s framers to see the relationships and conflicts that set the foundation for democratic principles, our governmental framework, and national collaboration. Throughout the analytical novel, I felt that Ellis fully explained how the founding fathers were essential for creating modern political parties, partisan government, and American politics. The type of contextualization of the post-revolutionary time period is invaluable because it sets the historical background for which the entire United States was built upon. …show more content…
By magnifying the lives of Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and more, Ellis creates a sense of transparency into the conflicts of the time. A major theme that is concentrated upon in the novel is that many of the key players of the revolutionary war didn 't realize the significance of their ideological stances. Additionally, the members of the revolutionary war didn 't develop a keen sense of their place in history until after the fight for independence established the foundation of modern America. This form of posterity is shown by examining the stories of our founding fathers. Ellis argues that many of the founding fathers took positions based on their reputation in history, giving evidence to the fact that many of them understood the historical importance of the

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