History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America

Author: George Bancroft
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584770022
Release Date: 2000-05
Genre: History

Bancroft, George. History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Second Edition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Two volumes. xxiv, 520; xiv,501 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23946. ISBN 1-58477-002-3. Cloth. $175. * Traces the formation of the federal constitution from its origin to the inauguration of Washington, with an extensive appendix of letters and papers illustrating the formation of the constitution.

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101603680
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Political Science

What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman presents The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Beeman has created a fascinating apparatus for understanding the most important document in American history—and why it’s as central in the America of today as it was in creation of the country. Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.

The Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

Author: Charles Hodge
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429018944
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: History

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

History of the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Constitution of the United States History of the formation of the constitution and of the causes which led to its adoption by J A Kasson Biographies of the members of the Federal convention by H L Carson The constitution of the United States of America Amendments to the constitution History of the amendments to the constitution History of the Constitutional centennial commission by H L Carson Report of the committee on transportation by W J Latta Report of the medical director of the volunteer medical corps by C J Cleborne Report of the committee of reception of guests by W H Staake Report of the committee on music by W H Lex Selections from the correspondence of the commission The centennial celebration of the framing of the Constitution of the United States by a French spectator by L Vossion

Author: Hampton Lawrence Carson
ISBN: PSU:000004780472
Release Date: 1889
Genre: Constitutional history

The Constitution of the United States and Other Historical American Documents

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781616404659
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Presented here for the first time in one volume are the three founding documents of the United States and another that altered and divided the Union for a brief moment in history. Declaration of Independence: Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, this may be the most famous angry letter in history. Written by Thomas Jefferson and addressed to King George III of England, it lays out the grievances of the king's 13 colonies in North America, and announces that those colonies were now free of English rule. By 1783, after a long, bloody, and expensive war, that freedom became a reality. Articles of Confederation: Soon after independence from England was declared, the Second Continental Congress instituted this first organizing document of the new United States, which was ratified in March 1781. A compromise between those delegates who wanted a strong central government and those who demanded that the states be sovereign, its shortcomings became obvious during the war--such as the fact that the central government had no power to collect taxes or even to enforce requests for funds from the states, which led to a perpetually underfunded revolution against England. United States Constitution: This document replaced the Articles of Confederation on June 21, 1788. One of the most influential works of political philosophy and practicality ever written, it is the oldest national constitution still in use today, and continues to inspire freedom-loving peoples around the world. Its three-pronged system of government--balancing power among legislative, judicial, and executive branches--was groundbreaking. But it failed to address one issue, slavery, that would come to a head a century later. Constitution of the Confederate States: This 1861 document organized the new nation created by the seceding slave states. While quite similar in many ways to the U.S. Constitution, it includes more references to God and religion and more emphasis on state sovereignty, offers specific clauses that seek to limit the influence of big business on politics, and codifies the right to own "negro slaves."Together, these four documents offer a firsthand perspective on the political history of the United States.

The American founding

Author: J. Jackson Barlow
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038396169
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Law

Published to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, this volume represents a unique combination of scholarship in the areas of political thought and political history. The papers collected herein examine the founding of the Republic from both perspectives, analyzing its intellectual sources within Western thought, its political context, and the complex relationships between the two. Written by a distinguished group of political scientists and historians that includes two Pulitzer Prize winners, the essays vividly portray the statesmanship of the Founding Fathers and the continuing impact of their legacy, the Constitution.

Spotlight On America

Author: Robert W. Smith
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 9780743932110
Release Date: 2004-05
Genre: Education

Introduces students to the Constitution of the United States and the aura of crisis which surrounded the creation of the document.

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553904970
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: History

Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government. From the Paperback edition.

History of the United States

Author: Charles A. Beard
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026884125
Release Date: 2018-02-18
Genre: History

"History of the United States" is a monumental synthesis of American History subsequently produced by Charles A. Beard and his wife, Mary R. Beard. This book covers a period of more than 350 years, from the beginning of American Colonization to the establishment of The League of Nations in 1920. Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948) was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century. For a while he was a history professor at Columbia University but his influence came from hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. His works included a radical re-evaluation of the founding fathers of the United States, who he believed were motivated more by economics than by philosophical principles. Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) was an American historian and archivist, who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate of social justice through educational and activist roles in both the labor and woman's rights movements. Contents: The Colonial Period The Great Migration to America The Development of Colonial Nationalism Conflict and Independence The New Course in British Imperial Policy The American Revolution Foundations of the Union and National Politics The Formation of the Constitution The Clash of Political Parties The Jeffersonian Republicans in Power The West and Jacksonian Democracy The Farmers Beyond the Appalachians The Middle Border and the Great West Sectional Conflict and Reconstruction The Civil War and Reconstruction National Growth and World Politics The Political and Economic Evolution of the South Business Enterprise and the Republican Party The Development of the Great West America a World Power(1865-1900) Progressive Democracy and the World War The Spirit of Reform in America The New Political Democracy Industrial Democracy

The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851096695
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

The first encyclopedic treatment of the personalities, politics, and events involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution. * 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars including persons, events, compromises, committees, constitutional provisions, and even trivia * Two separate chronologies-one for day-to-day events at the Convention and one covering key events in the years surrounding the Convention * Primary source documents including copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments * Extensive cross-references, a topical table of contents, bibliographical entries, a complete index, and maps

History of the Origin Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States With Notices of Its Principal Framers

Author: George Ticknor Curtis
Publisher: General Books LLC
ISBN: 1150110791
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: History

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861. Excerpt: ... ARTICLES IN ADDITION TO, AND AMENDMENT OF, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PROPOSED BY CONGRESS, AND RATIFIED BY THE LEGISLATURES OF THE SEVERAL STATES, PURSUANT TO THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION. (ARTICLE 1.) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (ARTICLE 2.) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Anns, shall not be infringed. (ARTICLE HI.) No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. (ARTICLE IV.) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (ARTICLE V.) No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in Althongh this work does not embrace the history of the Amendments, they ore printed here in connection with the Constitution, for the convenience of the reader. cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any Criminal Case to be a witn...