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Uploaded on Nov 19, 2009
I review one of my favorite books by Joseph Ellis. The Founding Brothers is a about the early years of the United States of America and discusses how the Founding Fathers set up the practical workings of the US Government. In this Pulitzer Prize winning book, Ellis describes six episodes, including: the duel between Hamilton and Burr; the dinner hosted by Jefferson in which Hamilton and Madison comprised on some key issues; Franklin's effort to make Congress deal with the slavery issue; Washington's Farewell Address; Adam's Presidency and influence of his Abigail; and the friendship between Jefferson and Adams. This book brings to life the key issues and personalities of the early days US History and reexamines the motivations and ideals of the Founding Fathers.