THE MAKING OF AMERICA Volumes One and Two by W. Cleon Skousen is the finest and most complete analysis of the Constitution available. It is written with. The United States of America has been blessed with the world’s greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment. Read “The Making of America The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution” by W. Cleon Skousen with Rakuten Kobo. The United States of America has.
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Preview — Ameriac Making of America by W. Dleon Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution by W. Hardcoverameruca. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Making of Americaplease sign up. Isnt this the Cliven Bundy constitution. Annotated and bowdlerized by this man and his foundation as “the real constitution”? See 1 question about The Making of America…. Lists with This Book.
Oct 04, Patrick rated it it was ok Shelves: Working on this one a bit. Seems to be pushing Skousen’s agenda again, the principles he claims the founders meant, but mysteriously showed up in Yr Leap. I’m dubious of the accuracy, but just flipped through and started the biographies.
Even selecting the summaries from that particular source shows Skousen’s uncritical desire to build up these guys as united, inspired men. I think they were inspired in an overall way, but they fought constantly for their states’ benefits and not all voted Working on this one a bit. I think they were inspired in an overall smousen, but they fought constantly for their states’ benefits and not all voted in favor of the constitution.
I think it passed by one vote.
Read a big chunk of this–did not finish. Skousen is not a scholar or academic in the usual sense of the words. He gathers a lot of information and presents it in one-sided fashion to support his worldview. I want to learn more about Anglo-Saxon common law and rate it more merit than when I read The Year Leap, but I still strongly doubt it was commonly applied as Skousen presents. Those same wise peaceful Saxons were also the bloodthirsty raiders of Arthurian legend.
This book does not present an accurate, full picture of our nation’s founding. Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant man and philosopher, but also a terribly political, short-sighted actual leader. All accounts presented as “facts” must be taken with a small shaker of salt. Nov 09, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommended to Heather by: This book is wonderful! I am fasinated by the constitution and decloration of independance and enjoy learning about how they came about and what was sacrificed for our free country.
I sometimes wonder what these great americans who basically layed down the foundation of our country would think if they saw what was going on today.
I think they do see it, I just wish I knew what they are thinking! Feb 24, Kaleen rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed learning about how the Constitution came into being. I also appreciated the Constitution more by reading this book. I feel that this is such an amazing country and the men that helped shape it should be honored. Jun 08, Heidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every American should thr this book! We need to know our history, know our founding fathers and the sacrifices and lifetime commitment they gave for our country, our freedom.
They were truly men inspired of Thf, they made mistakes for sure but through it all they have thanksgiving to God. Nov 19, Becky rated it it was amazing.
Well, let’s face it This book is more of a textbook, and I don’t know if I’ll ever read the whole thing cover to cover. But it is a great reference book with very valuable information. I’m sure I will continue to study out of this book. Every home in America should have it.
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Jun 18, Angela rated it it was amazing. What a great book for helping zmerica understand the constitution completely. There were many great insights as to how certain amendments were passed, quotes from the founders to understand their thoughts more fully and an interesting way of presenting the information. It is long with over pages but can be skimmed at times. A must read when wanting to understand the constitution.
The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution by W. Cleon Skousen
Jul 19, Jon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t know how I could have a political opinion for national politics without reading this book first. I still need to learn so much. History is the teacher to look to. Jefferson learned most from history and his observations of it. It was interesting to know that the basic political differences people have have always been around and that there will be two sets of people those for freedom and those for having others force them to do what they desire.
It’s unfortunate today that the two major I don’t know how I could have a political opinion maaking national politics without reading this book first.
It’s unfortunate today that the two major political parties today stand for the latter. This book has taught me that I need to continue to learn more history so I can better understand the world of today. It would have been nice if the book expounded more on some of the constitutional principles, it seemed to gloss over some of them.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. May 24, Lane Dockstader rated it it was amazing. I am currently reading this book, and am on about page It is a great discussion on the Constitution, and how it came to be. So far, there are two things that I am most impressed with. First of all, the scholarly background of Thomas Jefferson. He was very well read in many subjects. He would typically stay up until 2am reading. He was so well read that when he went before the bar, for his legal training, the members of the board were unanimous in saying that he seemed to know more about the l I am currently reading this book, and am on about page He was so well read that when he went before the bar, for his legal training, the members of the board were unanimous in saying that he seemed to know more about the law, than they did.
Another thing that was interesting to consider, was the limited resources of the army under the original Articles of Confederation. The members of the early army were without the basic necessities of food and decent clothing. During the wintertime, especially, they went through periods of near starvation.
The problem was that the United States did not have power to tax the people at this time. Any money put forth was on a voluntary basis of the states.
At this time, for the most part, the states did nothing and so the army practically starved to death. This book helps me to realize the sacrifices, not makibg of our military today, but also in the beginning of our country as well. May 18, Shad rated it liked it.
This book contains a lot of good information and presents some interesting ideas, but it is academically lacking, espcially when it comes to discussions of other scholars’ views on various points he raises.