An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

  title={An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States},
  author={Charles Austin Beard}
  • C. Beard
  • Published 1 November 1913
  • History
In his piercing introduction to An Economic Interpretation the author wrote that "whoever leaves economic pressures out of history or out of discussion of public questions is in mortal peril of substituting mythology for reality." It was Beard's view that the founding fathers, especially Madison, Jay, and Hamilton, never made such a miscalculation. Indeed, these statesmen placed themselves among the great practitioners of all ages and gave instructions to succeeding generations in the art of… 

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