`` Forge Of Union, Anvil Of Liberty : A Correspondent 's Report On The First Federal Election

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Jeffrey St. John’s third book in the trilogy, Forge of Union, Anvil of Liberty: A Correspondent 's Report on the First Federal Elections, the First Federal Congress, and the Bill of Rights, was written to show the in-depth view of how integral the three years from 1788 to 1790 were in the long-lasting development of a once weak and divided nation into one of the modern day great-powers of the world. In this novel the story is told from the first-person view of a Philadelphian newspaper correspondent, which adds a realistic and dramatized feel to the novel. The newspaper correspondent gives his narrative and opinions on matters as they unfold. The novel starts with a grand parade in Philadelphia for the Independence Day parade on July 4, 1788. The Correspondent is a very-well informed man and describes the recent events that have been taking place throughout the nation. He sees it as a shock that three states have not ratified the Constitution as quickly as the other ten had previously done, however, ten is still enough states for the Constitution to pass. There was also a great relief that Virginia had ratified the Constitution because many loved the previous General George Washington and many wanted his home state to ratify so he could be considered in the Presidential Election of the United States. Jeffrey St. John uses the correspondent as the voice that demonstrates the importance of the events during 1788 to 1790 in the newly formed United States of America. With the…

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