John Jay: Diplomat of the American Experiment

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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In his lifetime, John Jay was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, president of the Continental Congress, and governor of New York. But it was his role in keeping the Founding Fathers united as the day-to-day work of forming a government became more and more pressing that was to become his greatest feat. Supports history-social science standards requiring students to identify common themes in American art and thought as well as transcendentalism and individualism.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
A Very Pleasing Prospect
18
We Will Never Submit
34
The Diplomat
55
The Federalist
71
The Most Hated Man in America
89
Timeline 99
105
For Further Reading
106
Bibliography
107
Index
111
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Page 2 - I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of Government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! what a triumph for our enemies to verify their predictions! what a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal and fallacious!

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