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    In the book, Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis, was an interesting book some of the times. On of my most favorite chapters in the book was chapter one: The Duel. On the morning of July 11, 1804 Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were rowed across the Hudson River in Separate boats to a secluded spot near Weehawken, New Jersey. There, in accordance with the customs of the Code Duello, they exchanged pistol shots at ten paces. Hamilton was struck on his right side and died the following day. Though

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    Joseph J. Ellis' Founding Brothers : The Revoluntary Generation The compelling and infectious novel of Founding Brothers; The Revolutionary Generation written by Joseph J. Ellis combines our founding fathers weakness’ and strongest abilities in just six chapters. His six chapters tell the stories of: The duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. This entertaining chapter describes how duels were undertaken and played out in that time, and helps the reader understand both men's motives

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    Joseph J. Ellis: Founding Brothers Founding Brothers a collection of stories by Joseph J. Ellis that discusses various events following the American Revolution and their impact on the budding Republic. The first theme talks about all key individuals that had a conglomerate of personalities and ideologies among the founding fathers. Because of this, it balanced the government and prevented one over arching outlook from sculpting the new government. This can easily transition into the second theme

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    Joseph J. Ellis is a renowned Historical author and before his retirement, was a History professor at Mt. Holyoke University with a focus on the Revolutionary Era. Subsequently, his original publication of American Sphinx in 1996 won the National Book Award in Nonfiction the following year and in turn, made the text a worthy read based on the enigma that is Thomas Jefferson. As Ellis notes in the book, amidst the chorus of criticism and contradictions in the Jeffersonian character, no scholarly work

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    should have a say in their government, and the government only obtains its power from the citizen’s consent. In order to avoid endless debates on issues that needed to be solved immediately, the revolutionary leaders compromised their beliefs. Joseph J. Ellis writes of the compromises that changed the constitutional debate into the creation of political parties in, The Founding Brothers. The 3 main chapters that show cased The Founding Brothers’ compromises are The Dinner, The Silence, and The Collaborators

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    conclusions. It is the object of this discussion, therefore, to examine the heretofore mentioned interpretations, and to critically analyze the differing ideas concerning the Burr-Hamilton duel. The most succinct version of the event, as told by Joseph J. Ellis reads On the morning of July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were rowed across the Hudson River in separate boats to a secluded spot near Weehawken, New Jersey. There, in accord with the customs of the code duello, they exchanged pistol

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    Joseph J. Ellis is an American historian, and professor on the founding period of the United States. He is also the author of seven books including, “American Sphinx” and “Founding Brothers”. Both of which have won him a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, in respecting order. His book, Founding Brothers, was written for the general audience, more so students, scholars and anyone else interested in learning about how this country was constructed by our Founding Fathers. Ellis explores the great

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    In the book, Founding Brother by Joseph J. Ellis, many stories from American History are shared. The story that I was most interested in is “The Duel.” This duel was one of the most historic duels because the duel was between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. “The Duel” takes place in Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804. Aaron Burr was the challenger in this duel, while Alexander Hamilton was the challenged. Burr challenged Hamilton to “The Duel” because Hamilton was libeling Burr throughout

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    In the book Founding Brothers written by Author Joseph J. Ellis, Mr. Ellis explains the challenges the founding brothers, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr faced as the Founding Brothers formed the newfangled government of the United States. Joseph Ellis uses a very well organized style splitting the book into seven sections, each telling a different story or series of events. And rather then just summarizes

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    book Founding Brothers, By Joseph J. Ellis begins. This book is about the founding fathers lives and the post-revolutionary America. The book itself tells of the bonds each one of the founding fathers and how they influenced each other in different ways. There are six chapters and one preference chapter. Each of the chapters tells of important things during the Post-revolutionary war period. This is the Presence, the first chapter called “The Generation”. Ellis tells of how the relationships between

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