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Written out of history: the forgotten founders who fought big government

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"In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes--including women, slaves, and in Iroquois chief--made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet their faces haven't been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten--sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned aboutthe dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions have influenced America's story." -- Jacket.
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subject_facetBurr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790
Freeman, Elizabeth, -- 1744?-1829
Gerry, Elbridge, -- 1744-1814
Martin, Luther, -- 1748-1826
Mason, George, -- 1725-1792
Otis, James, -- 1725-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 18th century -- Biography
Warren, Mercy Otis, -- 1728-1814
title_displayWritten out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government
title_fullWritten Out of History The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government
Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government / Senator Mike Lee
title_shortWritten out of history
title_subthe forgotten founders who fought big government
topic_facetBurr, Aaron
Founding Fathers of the United States
Franklin, Benjamin
Freeman, Elizabeth
Gerry, Elbridge
History
Martin, Luther
Mason, George
Nonfiction
Otis, James
Politics
Politics and government
Warren, Mercy Otis