Founders Corner

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.

Powers of Congress – Purchases of Foreign Territory – Embargoes, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 27,  POWERS OF CONGRESS - PURCHASES OF FOREIGN...

Powers of Congress – Internal Improvements, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 26,  POWERS OF CONGRESS - INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS § 1267....

Incidental Powers – National Bank, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 25,  INCIDENTAL POWERS - NATIONAL BANK § 1254. ONE...

Powers of Congress – Incidental, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 24, POWERS OF CONGRESS - INCIDENTAL § 1231. THE...

Power Over Seat of Government and Other Ceded Places, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 23, POWER OVER SEAT OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER...

Power Over the Militia, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 22,  POWER OVER THE MILITIA § 1194. THE next...

Power to Declare War and Make Captures, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 21,  THE POWER TO DECLARE WAR AND MAKE...

Power to Punish Piracies and Felonies, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 20, POWER TO PUNISH PIRACIES AND FELONIES § 1152....

Power to Promote Science and Useful Arts, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 19,  POWER TO PROMOTE SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS §...

Power to Establish Post Offices and Post-Roads, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 18,  POWER TO ESTABLISH POST OFFICES AND POST-ROADS §...

Power to Coin Money and Fix the Standard of Weights and Measures, by Joseph...

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 17,  POWER TO COIN MONEY AND FIX THE...

Power Over Naturalization and Bankruptcy, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 16,  POWER OVER NATURALIZATION AND BANKRUPTCY § 1097. The...

Power to Borrow Money and Regulate Commerce – By Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 15,  POWER TO BORROW MONEY AND REGULATE COMMERCE Sec....

Powers of Congress: Taxes – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 14,  POWERS OF CONGRESS: TAXES § 902. WE have...

Self-Government in Massachusetts – Bancroft

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY GEORGE BANCROFT Volume 1, Part 1 Chapter 14 — Self-Government in Massachusetts THE concession of the Massachusetts charter seemed to the...

Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE I grabbed a book off my shelf the other day that I had not read in years. The English Libertarian Heritage is a sampling of essays...

Federalist Papers, No. 23, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union Tuesday, December 18, 1787 THE...

New England’s Plantation – Bancroft

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY GEORGE BANCROFT Volume 1, Part 1 Chapter 13 — New England's Plantation WHILE the king was engaged in the overthrow of...

After the New York Ratifying Convention 1788: Letters of H.G. [Alexander Hamilton], Letter...

The Self-Educated American, Founders Corner Library: Major Works, Americanist Classics Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774  After the New York Ratifying Convention...

Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES Sam Adams, July 16, 1788 For your use I subjoin the following creed of every good American :—I believe that...