Film, Video James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful & Combining Mind
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- James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful & Combining Mind
- Robert Goldwin discusses the extraordinary intellect of James Madison at this symposium celebrating the 250th anniversary of Madison's birth. The story of Madison's leading role in the Constitutional Convention is well known, but the speaker tells the less well-known story of his exploits on behalf of the Constitution subsequent to the Constitutional Convention. Madison was the consummate constitution-maker, outstanding primarily because of his extraordinary combination of theoretical powers and practical political skills. His ability to combine the philosophical and practical aspects of constitution-making and to join seemingly opposing tendencies into a coherent whole, is what made him ultimately so successful, unsurpassed by any of the hundreds of constitution-makers in other nations who have followed in his path in the centuries since. But his unusual powers of analysis did not necessarily smooth the way for him. He often saw problems that he felt compelled to consider but that his fellow politicians could not see. They therefore could not agree with his efforts to resolve what they considered phantom issues.
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress. Manuscript Division, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2001-03-16.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - james Madison, history, presidents, bill of rights, james madison symposium, james madison commemoration commission, constitution
- - Group name: James Madison Symposium.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Political Science.
- - Robert Goldwin.
- - Recorded on 2001-03-16.
- - Librarians, Archivists.
- - Researchers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division. James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful & Combining Mind. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-16, 2001. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688074/.
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Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division, S. B. (2001) James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful & Combining Mind. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-16. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688074/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division. James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful & Combining Mind. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-16, 2001. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688074/>.