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Federalist Papers No. 49, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, February 2, 1788 Method of Guarding Against the Encroachments of Any One Department of Government by Appealing to the People Through...

Pennsylvania Militia Act of 1755

THE AMERICANIST, BACKGROUND OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Benjamin Franklin—following the defeat of General Braddock at Monongahela, July 9, 1755—writes an act to defend Pennsylvania. The...

Federalist Papers No. 26, Alexander Hamilton

Founders Corner Library: Major Works Saturday, December 22, 1787 Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered IT WAS a thing hardly...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 28

The Use of Coercion by the New Government. (Part 3) January 16, 1788 This essay was published in either the (Philadelphia) Freeman's Journal; or, The North-American...

Commentary—Reynolds on Second Amendment Penumbras

Democratic Thinker, American Thought DISCLAIMER: Democratic Thinker is a member of the National Rifle Association and supports the right of all citizens to defend themselves...

Our Enemies Have Mistaken Our Peace For Cowardice

Democratic Thinker, Background of the American Revolution Thomas Paine, just prior to the Revolution, publishes an anonymous editorial in which he argues that peace without...

Pleased the Great Governor of the World — Articles of Confederation

It has pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the Legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation.