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American Republic

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ISBN-10: 0865973334

ISBN-13: 9780865973336

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bruce FROHNEN

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The American Republic provides, in a single volume, critical, original documents revealing the character of American discourse on the nature and importance of local government, the purposes of federal union, and the role of religion and tradition in forming America's drive for liberty.
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Book details

List price: $14.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Alphabetical Table of Contents
Alphabetical List of Authors
List of Illustrations
Note on the Texts
Colonial Settlements and Societies
Virginia Articles, Laws, and Orders, 1610-11
The Mayflower Compact, 1620
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639
The Massachusetts Body of Liberties, 1641
Charter of Liberties and Frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania in America, 1682
Dorchester Agreement, 1633
Maryland Act for Swearing Allegiance, 1638; Plymouth Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity, 1625
"Little Speech on Liberty," 1645
"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Cotton to Lord Say and Seal," 1636
Religious Society and Religious Liberty in Early America
"The Bloody Tenent, of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience," 1644
"A Platform of Church Discipline," 1649
Providence Agreement, 1637; Maryland Act for Church Liberties, 1638; Pennsylvania Act for Freedom of Conscience, 1682
Worcestriensis, 1776
"Thanksgiving Proclamation" and Letters to Religious Associations, 1789, 1790
"Farewell Address," 1796
"The Rights of Conscience Inalienable," 1791
"Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association," 1802
Defending the Charters
Magna Charta, 1215
Petition of Right, 1628
"An Account of the Late Revolution in New England" and "Boston Declaration of Grievances," 1689
The English Bill of Rights, 1689
The Stamp Act, 1765
"Braintree Instructions," 1765
Resolutions of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765
Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, 1765
"The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved," 1763
The Act Repealing the Stamp Act, 1766
The Declaratory Act, 1766
The War for Independence
"A Discourse at the Dedication of the Tree of Liberty," 1768 "A Son of Liberty"
"Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania," Letters V and IX, 1767-68
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, 1774
Virginia Bill of Rights, 1776
"On Civil Liberty, Passive Obedience, and Nonresistance," 1775
Common Sense, 1776
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
A New Constitution
"Thoughts on Government," 1776
Articles of Confederation, 1778
The Essex Result, 1778
Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Albany Plan of Union, 1754
Virginia and New Jersey Plans, 1787
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787
The Federalist, Papers 1, 9, 10, 39, 47-51, 78, 1787
"Address of the Minority of the Pennsylvania Convention," 1787
"An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution," 1787
The Bill of Rights
The Federalist, Papers 84 and 85, 1787
"Letter I," "Centinel," 1787
"Essay I," "Brutus," 1787
"Letter III," "the Federal Farmer," 1787
"Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments," 1785
"Virginia Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom," 1786
"Speech Introducing Proposed Constitutional Amendments," 1789
Debate over First Amendment Language, 1789
The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, 1789
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
The People v. Ruggles, 1811
Marbury v. Madison, 1803
Barron v. the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 1833
State versus Federal Authority
"Essay V," "Brutus," 1787
Chisholm v. Georgia, 1793
U.S. Constitution, Eleventh Amendment, 1787
The Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Virginia Resolutions, 1798
Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
Counter-resolutions of Other States, 1799
Report of Virginia House of Delegates, 1799
"The Duty of Americans, at the Present Crisis," 1798
Report of the Hartford Convention, 1815
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States, 1840
Forging a Nation
"Opinion against the Constitutionality of a National Bank," 1791
"Opinion as to the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States," 1791
"Veto Message," 1832
"Veto Message," 1817
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
"Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois," 1838
"Address to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin," 1859
Newspaper Editorials on "Direct Taxation," 1834
"Chief Justice Marshall," 1835
"The Despotism of the Majority," 1837
"Morals of Legislation," 1837
"The Morals of Politics," 1837
"Speech on Electioneering," 1848
"Speech before the U.S. Senate," 1830
"Speech before the U.S. Senate," 1830
"Fort Hill Address," 1831
Prelude to War
Laws Regulating Servants and Slaves, 1630-1852
"Slavery" and "Agriculture and the Militia," 1818
The Missouri Compromise, 1820-21
Newspaper Editorials on "Governor McDuffie's Message," 1835
"The Question of Slavery Narrowed to a Point," 1837
"'Abolition Insolence,'" 1837
Senate Speeches on the Compromise of 1850, 1850
Second Fugitive Slave Law, 1850
Ableman v. Booth, 1858
Scott v. Sandford, 1856
"The Relative Position and Treatment of the Negroes" and "The Abolitionists--Consistency of Their Labors," 1858
"What Is Slavery?" and "Slavery Is Despotism," 1853
Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1856
Fifth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 1858