Question by mitroska08: What was Charles Beard’s interpretation of the Framers of the Constitution?
What was Charles Beard’s interpretation of the Framers of the Constitution? What is now known to counter his interpretation?
Answer by epublius76
“An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States,” is a 1913 book by American historian Charles A. Beard. It argues that the structure of the Constitution of the United States was actuated primarily by the worldly interests of the Founding Fathers. Beard indicated out, for example, that George Washington was the wealthiest landowner in the country, and had rendered earthshaking accumulating towards the American Revolutionary War. Beard traces the Constitutional guarantee that the newly organized nation would pay its debts to Washington’s desire to have his costs repaid.Forrest McDonald in “We The People: The Economic Origins of the Constitution” (1958) contended that Beard had misread the economic interests involved in composing the Constitution. Instead of two interests, set down and mercantile, which conflicted, McDonald asseverated that there were three dozen acknowledgeable interests that haled the delegates to bargain
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