Founding Brothers History Project 8-10

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Trevor Grabhorn Founding Brothers , Joseph J. Ellis Alfred A. Knopf, October 2000 1. This book describes the events that occurred during the 1790’s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation’s history, the greatest statesmen of their generation-and perhaps of any-came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries. George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The book first starts out with the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and what events led to this code duello. Then the next topic goes into the secret diner between Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison and their decision of where to place the first capital of the American history. After that subject, Ellis goes into what he calls “The Silence” which explains Benjamin Franklin’s petition to end the “peculiar institution” of slavery-his last public act-and James Madison’s efforts to quash it. Then the next topic describes America’s greatest founding father George Washington and his precedent-setting Farewell Address, announcing his retirement from public office and offering his country some of his final
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