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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States : with a preliminary review of the constitutional history of the colonies and states, before the adoption of the Constitution

Author: Joseph Story
Publisher: Boston : Hilliard, Gray, 1833.
Series: 19th-century legal treatises, no. 26662-26670.
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Story, Joseph, 1779-1845.
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States.
Boston : Hilliard, Gray, 1833
(OCoLC)719429571
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Story
OCLC Number: 18038771
Notes: "Abridged by the author for the use of colleges and high schools."
Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, [1987?]. 9 microfiches. (19th-century legal treatises ; no. 26662-26670).
Description: xliii, 736 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Constitution --
Table of sections --
Preliminary chapter --
Book I. History of the colonies: Origin and title to the territory of the colonies --
Origin and settlement of Virginia --
Origin and settlement of New-England, and Plymouth Colony --
Massachusetts --
New-Hampshire --
Maine --
Connecticut --
Rhode-Island --
Maryland --
New-York --
New-Jersey --
Pennsylvania --
Delaware --
North and South-Carolina --
Georgia --
General review of the colonies --
General review of the colonies --
Book 2. History of the Revolution and the Confederation: The history of the Revolution --
Origin of the Confederation --
Analysis of the Articles of the Confederation --
Book 3. The Constitution of the United States: Origin and adoption of the Constitution --
Objections to the Constitution --
Nature of the Constitution: whether a compact --
Who is the final judge or interpreter in constitutional controversies --
Rules of interpretation of the Constitution --
The Preamble Distribution of powers --
The Legislature --
The House of Representatives --
The Senate --
Elections and meetings of Congress --
Privileges and powers of both Houses of Congress --
Mode of passing laws: President's negative --
Powers of Congress: taxes --
Power to borrow money and regulate commerce --
Power over naturalization and bankruptcy --
Power to coin money and fix the standard of weights and measures --
Power to establish post-offices and post-roads --
Power to promote science and useful arts --
Power to punish piracies and felonies on the high seas --
Power to declare war and make captures: Army, Navy --
Power over the militia --
Power over seat of government and other ceded places --
Powers of Congress: incidental --
Powers of Congress: national bank --
Powers of Congress: internal improvements --
Powers of Congress: purchases of foreign territory, embargoes --
Power of Congress to punish treason --
Power of Congress as to proof of state records and proceedings Powers of Congress: admission of new states and acquisition of territory --
Powers of Congress: territorial governments --
Prohibitions on the United States --
Prohibitions on the states --
Prohibitions on the states: impairing contracts --
Prohibitions on the states: tonnage duties, making war --
Executive Department: organization of --
Executive: powers and duties --
The Judiciary: importance and powers of --
Definition and evidence of treason --
Privileges of citizens: fugitives, slaves --
Guaranty of Republican government: mode of making amendments --
Public debts: supremacy of Constitution and laws --
Oaths of office: religious test, ratification of the Constitution --
Amendments to the Constitution --
Concluding remarks.
Series Title: 19th-century legal treatises, no. 26662-26670.
Responsibility: by Joseph Story.

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