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Author Ricks, Thomas E., author.

Title First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country / Thomas E. Ricks.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
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Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 386 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-369) and index.
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.
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 Biographies.
Added Title 1st principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
What America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
ISBN 9780062997456 (hardcover)
0062997459 (hardcover)

 
    
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