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Sam Adams: Preserving Morals, Property & Right

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Samuel Adams As the Preservation of Morals as well as Property and Right, so much depends upon the impartial...

Samuel Adams: If Ye Love Wealth Better Than Liberty

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of your servitude better than the animating conflict of freedom, go home...

The Federalist Papers, No. 25: Alexander Hamilton

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25 Friday, December 21, 1787 IT MAY perhaps be urged that the objects enumerated in the preceding number ought to...

Letters from a Farmer In Pennsylvania, Letter 4 – John Dickinson

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, by John Dickinson, Letter 4 My dear Countrymen, An objection, I hear, has been made against...

Democratic Nations Desire Peace while Democratic Armies, War

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 3, Chapter 22, Why Democratic Nations Naturally Desire Peace, And Democratic Armies, War The same interests, the...

The Federalist Papers, No. 19: James Madison

Liberty Letters, James Madison, with Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 19 Saturday, December 8, 1787 THE examples of ancient confederacies, cited in my last paper, have not...

Federalist Papers No. 77, Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS April 2, 1788 The Appointing Power Continued, Other Executive Powers Considered IT HAS been mentioned as one of the advantages to be...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 22: A Farmer

Articles of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments, Particularly For Commercial Power And Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far Candidus, Dec. 6, and 20, 1787 Benjamin Austin of...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 30-31: Cato Uticensis

A Virginia Antifederalist on the Issue of Taxation Cato Uticensis, October 31, 1787 From The Freeman's Journal; or, The North-American Intelligencer, October 31, 1787. . . ....

Madison’s Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787: September 12

Liberty Letters, Madison's Notes, 12 September 1787 DOCr. JOHNSON from the Committee of stile &c. reported a digest of the plan, of which printed copies...

Madison’s Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787: August 14

Should members of the House be eligible to accept civil service jobs during or shortly after serving in Congress? And who should pay their salaries?

Instructions of the Town of Boston.

To Its Representatives In the General Court FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: LETTERS, SAMUEL ADAMS May 24, 1764 TO ROYALL TYLER JAMES OTIS THOMAS CUSHING & OXENBRIDGE THACHER...

Madison’s Notes: Federal Convention of 1787, August 25

25 August 1787. Founders debate over the payment of debts owed by the states.

James Madison: On a Just Partition of Power

Liberty Letters, James Madison It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but...

Tocqueville, Democracy In America, Appendix R

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix R The Federal Constitution has introduced the jury into the tribunals of the Union, just as the states...

The Love of Liberty is interwoven in the soul of Man

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, October 4, 1790 BOSTON Octr 4th 1790 DEAR SIR With pleasure I received your Letter of Septr 12th; and as our good...

Blackstone: Of the King’s Prerogative

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4), Book 1, Chapter 7 1765-1769 IT was observed in a...

Why Democratic Nations Favor Concentration Of Power

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 2, That The Opinions Of Democratic Nations About Government Are Naturally Favorable To The...

The Federalist Papers, No. 18: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Federalist No. 18, Alexander Hamilton, with James Madison Friday, December 7, 1787 AMONG the confederacies of antiquity, the most considerable was that...

The Works of John Adams, vol. 2: Appendix B

The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams, Volume 2 Appendix B (page 226.) The following abstract, taken from one of Mr. Adams’s note books, in...

A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States: No. 31

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Ancient Republics and Opinions of Philosophers: POLYBIUS Part 2 My dear Sir, THE generation and corruption of governments, which may in...

Federalist Papers No. 38, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 12, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government and the Incoherence of the...

Sam Adams: Political Protestantism: The Next Honor of Heaven

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Samuel Adams Our forefathers through off the yoke of Popery in religion; for you is reserved the honor of...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 54

Apportionment And Slavery: Northern And Southern Views This four part essay shows both northern and southern dissatisfaction with "the Great Compromise." The first is taken...

Why Americans Are More Restless And Captious

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 3, Chapter 2, Why The National Vanity Of The Americans Is More Restless And Captious Than...

Commentaries on the Laws of England, Preface – William Blackstone

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS (1765-1769) Based on the first edition, together with the most material corrections and additions in the second edition. Translation of...

Appendix

The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Appendix A. (Page 133.) The following copy of Dr. Franklin’s letter to Thomas Cushing was probably taken by...

Of the Nature of Laws in General – William Blackstone

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS (1765-1769) Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4), Introduction, Section 2 Law, in its most general and...

Madison’s Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787: Sept. 07

James Madison's Notes for 09/01/1787. Debate mostly focused on treaty making powers of the President and Senate

Of Ambitious Men And Men Of Lofty Ambition In Americans

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 3, Chapter 19, Why So Many Ambitious Men And So Little Lofty Ambition Are To Be...