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The Resource Signing their rights away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese

Signing their rights away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese

Label
Signing their rights away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution
Title
Signing their rights away
Title remainder
the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution
Statement of responsibility
by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the lives, deaths, and scandals involving the thirty-nine signers of the United States Constitution, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James McHenry
Biography type
collective biography
Dewey number
  • 973.3/0922
  • B
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Signing their rights away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index
Contents
A constitutional cheat sheet -- A constitutional time line -- New Hampshire. John Langdon : the signer who picked up the tab ; Nicholas Gilman : the most handsome signer -- Massachusetts. Nathaniel Gorham : the signer who considered a monarchy ; Rufus King : the signer who always ran (and never won) -- Connecticut. William Samuel Johnson : the signer who lived the longest ; Roger Sherman : the signer who knew how to compromise -- New York. Alexander Hamilton : the signer who died in a duel -- New Jersey. William Livingston : the signer-poet ; David Brearley : the signer who proposed erasing state boundaries and starting over ; William Paterson : the son of a door-to-door salesman ; Jonathan Dayton : the signer who stole $18,000 from Congress -- Pennsylvania. Benjamin Franklin : the signer known throughout the world ; Thomas Mifflin : the signer who was ruined by drink ; Robert Morris : the signer who went to debtors' prison ; George Clymer : the signer whose home was destroyed by the British ; Thomas FitzSimons : the signer who loaned away his fortune (and never got it back) ; Jared Ingersoll : the signer who couldn't keep up with fashion ; James Wilson : the signer-turned-fugitive ; Gouverneur Morris : the playboy with the wooden leg -- Delaware. George Read : the signer who signed twice ; Gunning Bedford Jr. : the signer who trusted no one ; John Dickinson : the signer who never signed ; Richard Bassett : the signer who overcame religious discrimination ; Jacob Broom : the invisible signer -- Maryland. James McHenry : the signer immortalized by the Star-Spangled Banner ; Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer : the signer with the mysterious middle name ; Daniel Carroll : the signer who helped create Washington, D.C. -- Virginia. George Washington : the President of the Constitutional Convention ; John Blair : the underachieving signer ; James Madison Jr. : the father of the Constitution -- North Carolina. William Blount : the signer who-- oh, there's no way to dance around the issue, this guy was a crook ; Richard Dobbs Spaight : the other signer who died in a duel ; Hugh Williamson : the signer who believed in aliens -- South Carolina. John Rutledge : the signer who attempted suicide ; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney : the signer who wouldn't bribe the French ; Charles Pinckney : the ghost writer of the Constitution? ; Pierce Butler : the signer who turned coat on the king -- Georgia. William Few : the signer who lived the American dream ; Abraham Baldwin : the signer who pinched pennies -- Appendix I. The U.S. Constitution. Text of the U.S. Constitution ; Text of the Bill of Rights ; Additional amendments -- Appendix II. A constitutional miscellany. Preserving the Constitution ; The penman of the Constitution ; William Jackson, the fortieth signer ; Will the real Constitution printer please stand up? ; Who signed the Bill of Rights? ; By the numbers ; They came, they saw, they didn't sign ; Immigrant signers
Control code
ocn693809645
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9781594745201
Lccn
2011922694
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693809645
Label
Signing their rights away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the United States Constitution, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-247) and index
Contents
A constitutional cheat sheet -- A constitutional time line -- New Hampshire. John Langdon : the signer who picked up the tab ; Nicholas Gilman : the most handsome signer -- Massachusetts. Nathaniel Gorham : the signer who considered a monarchy ; Rufus King : the signer who always ran (and never won) -- Connecticut. William Samuel Johnson : the signer who lived the longest ; Roger Sherman : the signer who knew how to compromise -- New York. Alexander Hamilton : the signer who died in a duel -- New Jersey. William Livingston : the signer-poet ; David Brearley : the signer who proposed erasing state boundaries and starting over ; William Paterson : the son of a door-to-door salesman ; Jonathan Dayton : the signer who stole $18,000 from Congress -- Pennsylvania. Benjamin Franklin : the signer known throughout the world ; Thomas Mifflin : the signer who was ruined by drink ; Robert Morris : the signer who went to debtors' prison ; George Clymer : the signer whose home was destroyed by the British ; Thomas FitzSimons : the signer who loaned away his fortune (and never got it back) ; Jared Ingersoll : the signer who couldn't keep up with fashion ; James Wilson : the signer-turned-fugitive ; Gouverneur Morris : the playboy with the wooden leg -- Delaware. George Read : the signer who signed twice ; Gunning Bedford Jr. : the signer who trusted no one ; John Dickinson : the signer who never signed ; Richard Bassett : the signer who overcame religious discrimination ; Jacob Broom : the invisible signer -- Maryland. James McHenry : the signer immortalized by the Star-Spangled Banner ; Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer : the signer with the mysterious middle name ; Daniel Carroll : the signer who helped create Washington, D.C. -- Virginia. George Washington : the President of the Constitutional Convention ; John Blair : the underachieving signer ; James Madison Jr. : the father of the Constitution -- North Carolina. William Blount : the signer who-- oh, there's no way to dance around the issue, this guy was a crook ; Richard Dobbs Spaight : the other signer who died in a duel ; Hugh Williamson : the signer who believed in aliens -- South Carolina. John Rutledge : the signer who attempted suicide ; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney : the signer who wouldn't bribe the French ; Charles Pinckney : the ghost writer of the Constitution? ; Pierce Butler : the signer who turned coat on the king -- Georgia. William Few : the signer who lived the American dream ; Abraham Baldwin : the signer who pinched pennies -- Appendix I. The U.S. Constitution. Text of the U.S. Constitution ; Text of the Bill of Rights ; Additional amendments -- Appendix II. A constitutional miscellany. Preserving the Constitution ; The penman of the Constitution ; William Jackson, the fortieth signer ; Will the real Constitution printer please stand up? ; Who signed the Bill of Rights? ; By the numbers ; They came, they saw, they didn't sign ; Immigrant signers
Control code
ocn693809645
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9781594745201
Lccn
2011922694
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693809645

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