|Catalog Number||342 ADA 1788|
|Date of Publication||1788|
|Title||A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, Volume III|
Inscription: "J. Brown" (on the title page)
Written in three volumes, "A Defence of the Constitutions" is a survey of republican constitutions from ancient Athens to 18th century European nations. Adams argues for governments that incorporate checks and balances, the separation of powers, an executive branch with a strong veto power, and an independent judiciary.
This book illustrates the debate about the Constitution. This book influenced the framers of the U.S. Constitution as they were creating it in 1787. It was ratified in 1788.
|Author||Adams, John LL.D.|
|Publisher||Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and John Stockdale, Piccadilly|
|Place of Publication||London|
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