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Author Ricks, Thomas E., author.

Title First principles [text (large print)] : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country / Thomas E. Ricks.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.


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 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction  New Shelf  973.099 RIC    Available
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Edition Large print edition.
Description 689 pages (large print ) : map ; 24 cm.
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Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-685).
Contents Chronology -- Prologue: What is America? -- The power of colonial classicism -- Washington studies how to rise in colonial society -- John Adams aims to become an American Cicero -- Jefferson blooms at William & Mary -- Madison breaks away to Princeton -- Adams and the fuse of rebellion -- Jefferson's declaration of the "American mind" -- Washington: the noblest Roman of them all -- The war strains the classical model -- From a difficult war to an uneasy peace -- Madison and the Constitution: balancing vice with vice -- The Classical vision smashes into American reality -- The revolution of 1800: the people, not the plebes -- The end of American classicism -- Epilogue: What we can do -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: The Declaration of Independence.
Summary Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
Subject Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Philosophy.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Philosophy.
Madison, James, 1751-1836 -- Philosophy.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Philosophy.
Political science -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Classical literature -- Influence.
Classicism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Influence.
Presidents -- United States -- Knowledge and learning.
United States -- Civilization -- Classical influences.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
United States -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Added Title 1st principles
What America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
ISBN 9781432886097 (large print) (hardcover)
1432886096 (large print) (hardcover)

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