History On Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis, explains the historical events on America’s infancy and maturation and the rise and fall of the revolutionary generation as quoted by Abraham Lincon “Whether any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure” (10). Joseph Ellis has authored several American History books that illustrate the struggles and huddles that the political patrons of America conquered and some that they lost. He won the National Book Award in 1997 with his book “The Character of Thomas Jefferson”. He also won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for History on Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. Ellis portrays the American founders Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams and George Washington as the great …show more content…
He splits the book into chapters that show what transpired in each occasion in building the nation. He included the mortal Duel of Burr and Hamilton which was unexpected, The Dinner that was hosted by Jefferson for Madison and Hamilton to discuss a deal on the nations deficit and the capitals new location on the Potomac River to fit the passage of Hamilton’s financial plan. The third chapter, The Silence, was over the African slave trade which by constitution was immoral as quoted clause “the Constitution empowered the congress to take action possible and “necessary and proper” to eliminate the stigma of traffic in human beings” (83). The fourth chapter, The Farewell on Washington’s retirement and stepping down from office after serving for two terms. The fifth chapter on The Collaborators of revolution between Adam and Jefferson that summed to presidential election after Washington left office. The final chapter, The Friendship which showed the revolutionaries moods to each other and their reconciliation

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