By Chris DeRose
The outstanding actual tale of the Election That kept the Constitution
In 1789, James Madison and James Monroe ran opposed to one another for Congress—the purely time that destiny presidents have contested a congressional seat.
But what was once at stake, as writer Chris DeRose finds in Founding opponents: Madison vs. Monroe, the invoice of Rights, and the Election That stored a Nation, used to be greater than own ambition. This was once a race that made up our minds the way forward for the structure, the invoice of Rights, the very definition of the USA of America.
Friends and political allies for many in their lives, Madison used to be the Constitution’s valuable writer, Monroe one in every of its best rivals. Monroe idea the structure gave the government an excessive amount of strength and didn't warrantly primary rights. Madison believed that with out the structure, the USA wouldn't survive.
It used to be an important congressional race in American heritage, extra very important than all yet a number of presidential elections, and but it really is one who historians have nearly overlooked. In Founding opponents, DeRose, himself a political strategist who has fought campaigns in Madison and Monroe’s district, relives the crusade, retraces the candidates’ footsteps, and provides the 1st insightful, complete historical past of this high-stakes political battle.
• How Madison’s election ensured the passage of a invoice of Rights—and how;
• Monroe’s election could have ensured its failure;
• How Madison got here from at the back of to win a slender victory (by a margin of in simple terms 336 votes) in a district gerrymandered opposed to him;
• How the invoice of Rights emerged as a crusade promise to Virginia’s evangelical Christians;
• Why Madison’s defeat may need ended in a brand new Constitutional Convention—and the breakup of the United States.
Founding Rivals tells the intense, ignored tale of 2 of America’s most vital Founding Fathers. delivered to lifestyles by means of unprecedented learn, it really is the most provocative books of yankee political background you'll learn this yr.
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