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Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Jeff Broadwater


Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, “Father of the Constitution,” were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political allies. Yet historians have often seen a tension between the idealistic rhetoric of the Declaration and the more pedestrian language of the Constitution. Moreover, to some, the adoption of the Constitution represented a repudiation of the democractic values of the Revolution. In this book, Jeff Broadwater explores the evolution of the constitutional thought of these two seminal American ... More

Keywords: Father of the Constitution, Founders, idealistic rhetoric, democratic values, constitutional thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651019
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Broadwater, author
Barton College