Gouverneur Morris


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Noun1.Gouverneur Morris - United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)Gouverneur Morris - United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
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He had begun to quote from a speech delivered by Gouverneur Morris, on the right of deposit at New Orleans, and which he had spoken at college, and was near getting into a part of the subject that might not have been so apposite, but retreated in time.
But in more ways than this, we live in Gouverneur Morris' America.
On the first score, the best short statement of American exceptionalism in the founding is probably Gouverneur Morris's reaction to the French Revolution: "They want an American constitution ...
There, Gouverneur Morris and others preferred rectangular streets to circles, ovals, and stars because the latter group adversely affected the convenience and utility of access.
Visitors are introduced to the crucial figures who played a role in shaping the Constitution--from Madison to Wilson to Gouverneur Morris, often credited as the primary writer of the Constitution's final text.
Mary Jo Kline deftly explores Washington's unlikely friendship with the rakish Gouverneur Morris: despite stark differences in temperament, Washington seemed genuinely fond of Morris, and he appreciated Morris's nationalism and his support for the military and a strong presidency.
He discovered that Dickinson and his political allies, the eponymous "founding conservatives" such as James Wilson, Robert Morris, John Jay, Philip Schuyler, Silas Deane, John Rutledge, James Duane, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Livingston, and Edward Rutledge constituted a largely forgotten group who were crucial to the success of the American Revolution.
Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University and current Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society, will present "Does History Have a Moral?
And indeed, Washington was capable of lasting friendship even with the cosmopolitan Gouverneur Morris, a man twenty years his junior with no military background and who sported something close to the opposite of Washington's reserved behavior.
James Madison of Virginia (who authored the plan), James Wilson of Pennsylvania, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania, and Alexander Hamilton of New York
The diaries of Gouverneur Morris; European travels, 1794-1798.
The measure was seconded by Gouverneur Morris and adopted by the entire convention "by a very great majority," as one member put it.