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Constitution

Constitution

Written by James Madison

Narrated by Deaver Brown


Constitution

Written by James Madison

Narrated by Deaver Brown

ratings:
4.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
37 minutes
Released:
Oct 25, 2007
ISBN:
9781614960379
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original United States Constitution. This lecture was given live at Harvard. It provides an immediacy not available in sound studios.
To improve your understanding of the Constitution, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, the historical influences on the Constitution, and the Anti-Federalists.
This information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Constitution. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start. The 9 tracks include:
1. Introduction to the Constitution and the time period when it was created.
2. Timeline from the Founding of the Country to the Constitution.
3. Drafting and Ratification.
4. James Madison: the Primary Author of the Constitution.
5. Historical Influences Upon the Constitution: Past and Present.
6. Reading of the Constitution and Amendments.
7. Simply Notes.
8. Simply Discussion.
9. Summary.
These tracks include the actual reading of the Constitution, something few people have read and even fewer heard. The author discusses the timeline, drafting, and ratification issues; James Madison, the author and fourth president; historical influences on this document; additional notes to consider; and discussion topics for schools, essays, and conversation. This is a must listen for students of Americana, and is a companion to US Bill of Rights by the same author and publisher.
This product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thought series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to these original works.
Released:
Oct 25, 2007
ISBN:
9781614960379
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

James Madison (1751-1836) was an American statesman, philosopher, Founding Father, and president. He served as a delegate from Virginia to the Continental Congress both during and after the American Revolutionary War. An advocate of replacing the ineffective national government established under the Articles of Confederation, Madison wrote his Virginia Plan, an influential proposal that helped direct the creation of the new constitution. Following the Constitutional Convention, Madison joined Hamilton and Jay in writing The Federalist Papers to promote ratification. Over the next several decades, he served as an advisor to President Washington, organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and served as Jefferson’s Secretary of State. Elected to the presidency in 1808, Madison served from 1809 to 1817.

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    Used this to help get through some of my readings for class. Super helpful and an energetic reader.