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Roots of the Republic : American founding documents interpreted

Author: Stephen L SchechterRichard B BernsteinDonald S LutzNew York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.Temple University. Center for the Study of Federalism.All authors
Publisher: Madison : Madison House, 1990.
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Essays and the actual documents from the Mayflower Compact, and other early covenants and charters through the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, United States Constitution, Federalist and Antifederalist essays to the Bill of Rights.
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Roots of the Republic.
Madison : Madison House, 1990
(DLC) 90006396
(OCoLC)21876548
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Schechter; Richard B Bernstein; Donald S Lutz; New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.; Temple University. Center for the Study of Federalism.; Russell Sage College. Council for Citizenship Education.
ISBN: 9781461642794 1461642795
OCLC Number: 645752749
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 464 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
I. The Mayflower Compact, 1620 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
II. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
III. The Ten Farms Covenant, 1665 / commentary by Stephen L. Schechter --
IV. The New York Charter of Liberties, 1683 and 1691 / commentary by John M. Murrin --
V. The New York City Charter, 1686 / commentary by Leo Hershkowitz --
VI. The Albany Plan of Union, 1754 / commentary by Thomas E. Burke --
VII. John Adams's Thoughts on Government, 1776 / commentary by Richard B. Bernstein --
VIII. The Declaration of Independence, 1776 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
IX. The Virginia Declaration of Rights and Constitution, 1776 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
X. The New York State Constitution, 1777 / commentary by Stephen L. Schechter --
XI. The Massachusetts Constitution, 1780 / commentary by Richard B. Bernstein --
XII. The Articles of Confederation, 1781 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
XIII. The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / commentary by Peter S. Onuf --
XIV. The United States Constitution, 1787 / commentary by Donald S. Lutz --
XV. The Federalist on Federalism, 1787-1788 / commentary by Stephen L. Schechter --
XVI. The Federalist on Energetic Government, 1787-1788 / commentary by Richard B. Bernstein --XVII. Antifederalist Essays and speeches, 1787-1788 / commentary by Ralph Ketcham --
XVIII. The Bill of Rights, 1791 / commentary by John P. Kaminski, Richard B. Bernstein --
Afterword. Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Roger D. Weightman, 1826 / commentary by Richard B. Bernstein --
Appendix. Catalog of American Founding Documents / compiled by Donald S. Lutz.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Schechter, editor ; Richard B. Bernstein and Donald S. Lutz, contributing editors.
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Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text  Read more...

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