Lane Wright
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How does Berkin interpret the founding fathers and the invention of the U.S. Constitution? How does her argument differ from other interpretations of the event and people?

Ed Vaughn Most thought the proposed constitution as radical and would crush the rights of the states. Berkin presents it thus, as facts without interpretation. Only in hindsight, as she points out in her epilogue, does politics and the two party system begin to immediately construe the constitution as supporting a strong central government and turning the office of president into the dominant policy making machine that it is today.
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