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General Review of the Colonies: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch....

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 16,  GENERAL REVIEW OF THE COLONIES § 146. We have now...

North and South Carolina: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 14

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 14,  NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA § 128. WE next come to...

Pennsylvania: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 12

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 12,  PENNSYLVANIA § 121. PENNSYLVANIA was originally settled by different...

Maryland—Vol. 1, Ch. 9, Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 9,  MARYLAND § 103. THE province of Maryland was included...

Thoughts on Government, by John Adams—1776

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS, 1776 Editor's Introduction: In January 1776, six months prior to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and eleven years...

Blackstone: Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England - Book 1: Rights of Persons, Chapter 1 1765-1769 The objects of the laws of...

Of the Laws of England – William Blacktone

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4), Introduction, Section 3 1765-1769 The municipal law of England, or the...

A Nation Raised up of God, A Debt of Honor, A Plea for Union

Liberty Letters, George Washington, 1783 CIRCULAR LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE GOVERNORS OF ALL THE STATES ON DISBANDING THE ARMY Headquarters, Newburgh, 8 June, 1783. Sir, The great object,...

Madison: Vices of the Political System of the United States

Liberty Letters, James Madison VICES OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES, 16 APRIL 1787 James Madison to George Washington (also, a copy taken by...

The Real Constitution: John Adams

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1766 Editor's Note: In January 1766 John Adams published three letters in the Boston Gazette in reply to William Pym, who...

George Washington: Representation: Local, State, National

LIBERTY LETTERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1786 That representatives ought to be the mouth of their Constituents, I do not deny, nor do I mean to call...

John Locke: On the Principle of Representation

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, JOHN LOCKE Things of this World are in so constant a Flux, that nothing remains long in the same State....

Too Great a Temptation

Liberty Letters, John Locke, 1689 Perhaps the most fundamental violation of the Constitution today, and the most dangerous, is the combining of the Executive, Judicial,...