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.

Mode of Passing Laws; President’s Negative

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 13,  MODE OF PASSING LAWS; PRESIDENT'S NEGATIVE § 870....

Privileges and Powers of Both Houses of Congress – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 12,  PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF...

A Note On Books, by Henry Hazlit

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Part Three, Chapter 25: A Note On Books Those who desire to read further in economics should turn next...

The Lesson Restated – Henry Hazlit

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Part Three, Chapter 24: The Lesson Restated Economics, as we have now seen again and again, is a science...

Elections and Meetings of Congress, by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 11,  ELECTIONS AND MEETINGS OF CONGRESS § 812. THE...

The Senate, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 10,  THE SENATE § 688. The third section of...

House of Representatives – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 9, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES § 570. THE second section...

The Legislature – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 8,  THE LEGISLATURE § 544. THE first article...

Distribution of Powers – by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 7,  DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS § 517. IN surveying the...

John Locke: Of Political Power

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Second Treatise of Government, by John Locke (1690) Chapter 1: Of Political Power 1. It having been shown in the foregoing...

The Preamble

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 6, THE PREAMBLE § 457. Having disposed of these...

Rules of Interpretation

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 5,  RULES OF INTERPRETATION § 397. IN our future commentaries...

Who is Final Judge or Interpreter in Constitutional Controversies? – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 4,  WHO IS FINAL JUDGE OR INTERPRETER IN CONSTITUTIONAL...

Nature of the Constitution: Whether a Compact – Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 3, NATURE OF THE CONSTITUTION - WHETHER A...

Objections to the Constitution – Justice Joseph Story’s Commentaries

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 2, OBJECTIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION § 281. LET it...

Novanglus Essay No. 2 – John Adams

Adams will pursue all the dark intrigues and wicked machinations and show the rise and progress of British schemes for enslaving this country.

Origin and Adoption of the Constitution – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 1,  ORIGIN & ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION § 272. IN...

Decline and Fall of the Confederation – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 2, Chapter 4,  DECLINE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATION § 243. Any...

Analysis of the Articles of Confederation – by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 2, Chapter 3,  ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION § 229. IN...

Origin of the Confederation

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 2, Chapter 2, ORIGIN OF THE CONFEDERATION § 218. THE union, thus...