An Economic Interpretation Of The Constitution By Charles Beard Summary

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An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States was written by Charles Beard in 1913 and describes Beards opinion on the Constitution of the United States at an economic standpoint. Beard believes the constitution was written by rich landholders who wanted their land to be protected. In order for their land to be protected, the lower class would be expensed. He found out that many land owners had “personalty” which is extra land to the West, trading stocks and other money related items. Beard claimed the slaveholders or higher class were not influenced by philosophy, instead just wanting money for themselves and not thinking of the classes below them. Beard was not surprised at all by any of his findings. Beards interpretation
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