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At first glance to Carol Berkin’s a Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution I felt uneasy. I predicted it was going to be reading a short “textbook”. Berkin describes the making of the U.S. Constitution. A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution. Author: Carol Berkin. Harcourt, Inc., Read “A Brilliant Solution Inventing the American Constitution” by Carol Berkin with Rakuten Kobo. We know–and love–the story of the American Revolution.

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Selected pages Title Page. One of soljtion problems the USA had under the articles of Confederation was that US shipping and sailors in the Mediterranean were being captured and held for ransom by North African Muslim pirates, ransoms which embarrassingly the early USA could not rustle up the money to pay.

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin

Recommended to Kendra G. Noting that they ‘: Society can learn from these very pivotal dilemmas. By demonstrating the problems that the fathers face and the ways they solved the problem serves as an ephemeral lesson. Though the American Revolution is widely recognized as our nation’s founding story, the years immediately following the war—when our government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis—were in fact the most crucial in brrilliant the country’s independence.

They were rewarded with the convention’s creation of the Senate, a body supposedly of extraordinarily wise men, two brilliatn each state. Lists with This Book. A Gathering of Demigods. And I can’t say I altogether blame them.


I do not recommend this book to any one unless they are into history and would like to waste their time reading this. Delegates from the larger states felt that this left their states under-represented, thus the creation of the House of Representatives — a larger body zolution representatives for each state in proportion to the number of people in that state.


No privileges that came with being part of Great Britain at all, as said here in A Brilliant Solutionz: But this can be argued that many people would listen, because there are other opinions and together the people would find the way to develop an organized and efficient government.

Please review your cart. We appreciate your feedback. Open Preview See a Problem? There were people who thought creating an efficient government was pointless or unimportant. Instead they chose the “electoral college. As it turns out one of the fears of the delegates at the constitutional convention was that there would be perpetually disputed elections, although admittedly not on account of hanging chads, but rather because only George Washington had the thirteen colonies wide reputation of George Washington, leading them to imagine every state backing a separate candidate and deadlocked elections.

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The founding fathers might then have predicted that dealing with terrorists from the Islamic world would be an ongoing problem even if they would have suspected the machinations of the Bey of Algiers. A rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary Brliliant and the men who shaped its political future. Other editions – View all A Brilliant Solution: Aug 30, Elizabeth S rated it it was ok Shelves: I thought it was interesting of the berkinn concept of going back to history to try to solve present problems.


She chronicles the development of the document itself, recording the details of each of the articles of the Constitution, for instance, and demonstrating the framers’ belief in the primacy of the legislative branch.

Animated by a heartfelt ill will and rivalry, state legislators missed no opportunity to exploit the weaknesses of their neighbors…States with natural advantages made brilliant effort to abuse those without them.

LevstikKeith C. Carol Berkins adds puts on the enthusiastic vibe to learning the history of the American Constitution. Books by Carol Berkin. How does her argument differ from other interpretations of the event and people?

I agree with him. Account Options Sign in. The Revolution was not one battle for independence but thirteen-proof that a profound localism still trumped any embryonic identity as “Americans. This is not right, because a government should have organization and proper contemplation, and it should not be a disorganized mess.

They held meetings cadol private desperately trying to find solutions in amending the confederation.