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Comprehensive online library of major works, essays, letters, speeches, quotes from America’s Founding Fathers; also key documents; and histories contemporary to the Founding Era, along with works, speeches, etc., from thinkers and statesmen who influenced the Founders or were influenced by them.

Judiciary: Organization and Powers — Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 38,  JUDICIARY - ORGANIZATION AND POWERS Sec. 1567. THE...

Webster’s American Education—§ 2—Attention to the Dead Languages

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising...

Webster’s American Education—§ 1—General Remarks

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 9

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 8

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 7

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 6

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

Colonization of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BY GEORGE BANCROFT Volume I, Chapter 16: Colonization of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut RHODE ISLAND was the offspring of...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 5

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

Executive: Powers and Duties

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 37,  EXECUTIVE: POWERS AND DUTIES Sec. 1483. Having thus...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 4

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

Executive Department – Organization of, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 36,  EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT - ORGANIZATION OF Sec. 1404. IN...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 3

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

Prohibitions on the States – Tonnage Duties – Making War

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 35,  PROHIBITONS ON THE STATES - TONNAGE DUTIES...

Constitution—Fabius Letter II

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 1

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution being...

Prohibitions on the States — Impairing Contracts, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 34,  PROHIBITIONS ON THE STATES — IMPAIRING CONTRACTS §...

The Providence Plantations, by George Bancroft

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BY GEORGE BANCROFT Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 13 — THE PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS WHILE the state was thus connecting by the...

Prohibitions on the States, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 33,  PROHIBITIONS ON THE STATES § 1347. THE tenth...

Prohibitions on the United States, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 32,  PROHIBITIONS ON THE UNITED STATES § 1325. HAVING...