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A Study of Monarchical Tendencies in the United States, from 1776 to 1801 (Volume 10) (Paperback) Loot Price: R569
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A Study of Monarchical Tendencies in the United States, from 1776 to 1801 (Volume 10) (Paperback): Louise Burnham Dunbar

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A Study of Monarchical Tendencies in the United States, from 1776 to 1801 (Volume 10) (Paperback)

Louise Burnham Dunbar

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI MONARCHICAL TENDENCIES IN THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CLOSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO 1801 During the sharply contested movement for ratification the Constitution was attacked from some quarters as a monarchical instrument.1 Thus George Mason, in the Virginia convention, advocating rotation in office for the presidency, said, ..".as it now stands, he may continue in office for life; or, in other words, it will be an elective monarchy."8 His colleague, James Monroe, agreed with him,3 while William Grayson thought such continuance "highly probable."4 Earlier in the convention Patrick Henry had delivered his famous denunciation of the Constitution, namely, that "among other deformities... it squints towards monarchy." He had gone on to say, "If your American chief be a man of ambition and abilities, how easy is it for him to render himself absolute The army is in his hands, and if he be a man of address, it will be attached to him, and it will be the subject of long meditation with him to seize the first auspicious moment to accomplish his design."6 Mr. Lowndes, in the South Carolina convention, declared, "On the whole, this was the best preparatory plan for a monarchical government he had read." It "came so near" to the British form that, "as to our changing from a republic to a monarchy, it was what everybody must naturally expect."8 1This was not a surprise to the framers, according to James Wilson, who said, "It was expected by many, that the cry would have been against the powers of the President as a monarchical power." Elliot, Debates on the Federal Constitution, II, 511. -/-/., III, 485. mid., IIl, 489. mid., III,491. hIbid., IIl, 58-59. Grayson, Monroe, and Mason had noted foreign intermeddling as an important factor in the si...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Louise Burnham Dunbar
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 214
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-13961-1
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-150-13961-7
Barcode: 9781150139611

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