Constitutional History of the United States

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931313315
  • Publisher: Simon Publications, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
I. Introduction 3
II. The Old Empire 7
III. The Problem of Imperial Organization. the Albany Plan 17
IV. The Writs of Assistance and the Revenue Act 25
V. The Stamp Act 35
VI. After the Stamp Act 52
VII. An Obdurate Parliament and Obstinate Colonies, 1769-1773. the Great Controversy Between Governor and Legislature in Massachusetts 64
VIII. The Intolerable Acts. the Arguments in Denial of Parliamentary Authority 75
IX. The Congresses of 1774-1775 83
X. The Philosophy of the Revolution and the Declaration of Independence 91
XI. Early State Constitutions 106
XII. The Articles of Confederation 118
XIII. The Tribulations of the Confederate Period. the Chief Problem of the Time 137
XIV. The Federal Convention 148
I. Determination to Found a National Government 148
II. Controversy and Compromise; the Essentials of Federalism; Coercion of Law and not of Arms 163
III. Sectional Diversity; Slavery; the Presidency; the Philosophy of the Fathers 185
XV. The Adoption of the Constitution 198
XVI. Organization of the Government. Hamilton's Financial Policy. Implied Powers. The Judicial System 224
XVII. The Establishment of the Executive Departments and the Development of the Cabinet 238
XVIII. The Establishment of the Authority of the Executive in Foreign Affairs 248
XIX. The Alien and Sedition Acts 264
XX. The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 272
XXI. The Election of 1800. The Repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1801 282
XXII. The Annexation of Louisiana 294
XXIII. John Marshall, Chief Justice. The Early History of the Supreme Court. Marbury v. Madison 299
XXIV. The Impeachment of Pickering and Chase. The Burr Conspiracy 320
XXV. Federal and State Differences. Federalist Opposition. The Embargo. The Olmstead Case 331
XXVI. The War of 1812 348
XXVII. Conditions After 1815. The Rise of the New West; Internal Improvements 356
XXVIII. The Development of State Constitutions 366
XXIX. The Missouri Compromise 372
XXX. Constitutional Law Under Chief Justice Marshall 383
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