Read “A Brilliant Solution Inventing the American Constitution” by Carol Berkin with Rakuten Kobo. We know–and love–the story of the American Revolution. 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.,

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. New Jersey had gone so far as to create its own customs service, an ironic tribute to the regulatory system of its former British rulers.

A Brilliant Solution, by Carol Berkin

I agree with him. Carol Berkin does a profound solutlon at explaining the American Constitution. Reviews by People Forced to Read It. She mentions the Gore vs Bush the Younger disputed presidential election and the terrorist attacks wondering what the founding fathers might have thought.

Just because of one little state, Florida!

Unfortunately, each of these blessings soon proved to have a darker side. There were those who championed the elite against the mob. Congress could override the President’s veto by a two-thirds vote. To view it, click here.

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

Dec 06, Rosemarie rated it did not like it. It talks of how America was weak when it was under the Articles of Confederation, and that a change was necessary and dire. More By and About This Author. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

Although to them it seemed that berkn ideas would help them break away from the British style of government, in reality they reverted to one that was much more centralized, much like that of England’s. Mar 21, Eric rated it really liked it. True, the restrictions and injustices suffered in the colonial era had been eliminated but so, too, had many of the advantages of membership in the British empire.


The Call for a Convention.

This was an attempt to oslution a nuts and bolts compromise — something between the concerns of those adamant in their support for states rights and those more in favor of centralized power. British economic oppression had ended as well.

A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution

Most of the delegates were lawyers, which, writes Berkin, “may explain the verbosity on the convention floor. New England fishermen had won the right to fish off Newfoundland, but they had lost their guaranteed British Caribbean markets for their catch.

Mar 28, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: British political oppression, with its threat to natural rights and traditional liberties, had come to an end, and with it the challenge to America”s most dearly held principle, brillianh taxation without representation.

Alas reviews from the generation currently undergoing education appear largely unfavourable. Experiences down the road — the doings of human beings — were to be incorporated into the constitution in the form of amendments. Berkin has done a comprehensive study of the personalities and life circumstances of all the fellows at the Constitutional Convention in Philly in Item s unavailable for purchase. In her talk on Book TV, Berkin described what interested her in the topic.

The states had their own little ebrkin governments. Berkin manages to make each delegate more than they seem and she makes them so unique and interesting. Solhtion I think of the constitution I don’t think that there was as much involved as I learned from this book. Tired of being victimized, Connecticut and New Jersey were rumored to be planning a joint assault on New York.



The Best Books of This was easily proven a bad idea to entertain as it quickly soaked in that they no longer had the protection of the British government when it would have been helpful. I do not recommend this book to any one unless they are into history and would like to waste their time reading this.

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Clio in the Classroom. The hotels an One of the best books I’ve read in US history. I have studied colonial US history in multiple ways – I know all about staples theory and the coming of market capitalism, relationships with nations across the Atlantic, and the differences among various European colonial powers in general.

I would fall asleep after reading about three pages. Unfortunately I am not an American History fan so this might be the reason behind my lethargic attitude while reading this book. Relationships among the states were no better.

Account Options Sign in. They actually liked squeezing the life out of their fellow states.