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Paul 1Neethu PaulDC 1301 Period 619 November,2015Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation In the historical work Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation,Joseph Ellis had an excellent way of compiling together the biographies of the men who created the United States of America.Ellis had chosen a few representatives for the portrayal of the primary players of post-revolutionary America including John Adams,Aaron Burr,Alexander Hamilton,ThomasJefferson,James Madison,George Washington and more.The American Revolution was a time when the British colonists in America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain.Founding Brothers was subdivided,concentrated,and revolved around six different incidents,each told from both the perspectives of hindsight and foresight.From the very beginning,Ellis brings about his intention to carefully and thoroughly examine how the relationships between the key players throughout the Revolution may have influenced the course of American history for decades to come.Most were united together by thecommon cause of their thirst for freedom,having no sense of unity beforehand.Years later,the new government gathered for the first time in New York City.They faced three main concerns: no other large republic had ever survived before,the Constitution had mixed interpretations among many,and very few of the colonies had any amount of shared history outside of the American Revolution.
Paul 2The first chapter of the historical text is subject to the most famous duel recorded in American history.Considering at the time,duels were illegal,Hamilton and Burr nevertheless met on July 1804 near New Jersey.Hamilton shot first,intentionally missing hoping that Burr might pause and reflectbefore firing his own shot.Burrs bullet,on the other hand,deflected off of Hamiltons ribs,landing in his spine.Ellis puts into consideration as to why two respected,notable statesmen would ever resort to a duel to resolve any matter.The ties they once had were broken and severed when Burr won over Hamiltons father-in-law for a Senate seat.Ellis concluded that the government that they had built had always been only as strong as the individuals that led it.

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