The Founders' Constitution Vol 1 / Edition 1

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Originally published by the University of Chicago Press to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States Constitution, The Founders’ Constitution is arguably the most important of all resources on the principles of the Framers of the American republic. As the editors explain, the work consists of “extracts from the leading works of political theory, history, law, and constitutional argument on which the Framers and their contemporaries drew and which they themselves produced.” In cooperation with University of Chicago Press, Liberty Fund has prepared this new paperback edition of the entire work in five volumes:

Volume 1: Major Themes
Volume 2: The Preamble Through Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4
Volume 3: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5, Through Article 2, Section 1
Volume 4: Article 2, Section 2, Through Article 7
Volume 5: Amendments I Through XII.

The documentary sources and inspirations reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835—that is, through the end of the era of Chief Justice John Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.

Philip B. Kurland was the William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor in the College and Professor in the Law School, University of Chicago.

Ralph Lerner is the Benjamin Franklin Professor in the College and Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865973022
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 731
  • Sales rank: 813,231
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Table of Contents


VOLUME ONE: MAJOR THEMES

A Reader's Advisory ix
Introduction xi

1 Fundamental Documents 1

We the People of the United States,...

2 Popular Basis of Political Authority 39
3Right of Revolution 76
4 Republican Government 96

...in Order to form a more perfect Union,...

5Deficiencies of the Confederation 147
6Convention 184
7Union 207
8Federal v. Consolidated Government 242

...establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare,...

9 Energetic Government 301
10 Separation of Powers 311
11 Balanced Government 336
12 Bicameralism 355
13 Representation 382

...and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...

14 Rights 423
15 Equality 495
16 Property 577

...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United Staes of America.

17 Constitutional Government 607
18 Epilogue: Securing the Republic 653

Short Titles Used 693
Index of Constitutional Provisions 697
Table of Cases 699
Index of Authors and Documents 703

VOLUME TWO: PREAMBLE THROUGH ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 4

Note on References ix

Preamble 1

Article 1

Article 1, Section 1 24
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 1 41
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 2 68
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 86
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 4 145

Impeachment Clauses
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5; Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 6 and 7; Article 2, Section 4; Article 3, Section 1 148

Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 1 and 2 182
Article 1, Section 3, Clause 3 239
Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 4 and 5 244
Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1 248
Article 1, Section 4, Clause 2 280
Article 1, Section 5, Clauses 1--4 284
Article 1, Section 6, Clause 1 318
Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2 346
Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1 374
Article 1, Section 7, Clauses 2 and 3 387
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 407
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 2 471
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 (Commerce) 477
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 (Indians) 528
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 (Citizenship) 557
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 (Bankruptcy) 620

Constitution of the United States and the First Twelve Amendments 643
Short Titles Used 651
Index of Constitutional Provisions 655
Table of Cases 657
Index of Authors and Documents 661

VOLUME THREE: ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 5, THROUGH ARTICLE 2, SECTION 1

Note on References ix

Article 1

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5 1
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 6 12
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7 19
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 36
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 9 60
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 10 66
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 92
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 12 122
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 13 167
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 14 171
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 173
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 16 203
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 217
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 238
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1 278
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 2 309
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3 343
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 4 354
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 5 366
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 6 370
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 373
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 379
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 391
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 2 473
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 480

Article 2

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1 486
Article 2, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 3 534
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 4 561
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 563
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 6 564
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 7 567
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 573

Constitution of the United States and the First Twelve Amendments 575
Short Titles Used 583
Index of Constitutional Provisions 587
Table of Cases 589
Index of Authors and Documents 593

VOLUME FOUR: ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2, THROUGH ARTICLE 7

Note on References ix

Article 2

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 1
Article 2, Section 2, Clauses 2 and 3 28
Article 2, Section 3 123

Article 3

Article 3, Section 1 131
Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1 212
Article 3, Section 2, Clause 2 374
Article 3, Section 2, Clause 3 390
Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1 and 2 408

Article 4

Article 4, Section 1 469
Article 4, Section 2, Clause 1 487
Article 4, Section 2, Clause 2 516
Article 4, Section 2, Clause 3 524
Article 4, Section 3, Clause 1 542
Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2 552
Article 4, Section 4 558

Article 5

Article 5 575

Article 6

Article 6, Clause 1 585
Article 6, Clause 2 588
Article 6, Clause 3 633

Article 7

Article 7 647

Constitution of the United States and the First Twelve Amendments 673
Short Titles Used 681
Index of Constitutional Provisions 685
Table of Cases 687
Index of Authors and Documents 691

VOLUME FIVE: AMENDMENTS I-XII

Note on References ix

Bill of Rights 1

Amendment I
Religion 43
Speech and Press 111
Petition and Assembly 186

Amendment II 209

Amendment III 215

Amendment IV 219

Amendments V and VI (Criminal Process) 245

Amendment V (Due Process and Taking) 302

Amendment VII 343

Amendment VIII 368

Amendment IX 388

Amendment X 400

Amendment XI 407

Amendment XII 447

Constitution of the United States and the First Twelve Amendments 475
Short Titles Used 483
Index of Constitutional Provisions 487
Table of Cases 489
Index of Authors and Documents 493

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