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The Leadership Assumptions of American Statesmen during the Federal Convention and Ratification debates 1787-1789
Faculty Dissertations
  • Darin L Gerdes, Liberty University
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Degree Granted
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
Institution Granting Degree
Regent University
Keywords
  • Leadership,
  • Founding Fathers,
  • Constitution
Abstract
This study sought to ascertain and analyze the leadership assumptions of American Statesmen during the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates. The researcher examined the primary source public debates from 1787-1789. This study identified the Statesmen’s view of leadership, which emerged from their writings and debates. Their assumptions were classified into assumptions on the nature of man, the nature of power, the nature of the people, the nature of government, and the nature of society. The Statesmen’s views were then compared and contrasted to contemporary leadership literature.
Citation Information
Darin L Gerdes. "The Leadership Assumptions of American Statesmen during the Federal Convention and Ratification debates 1787-1789" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/darin_gerdes/7/