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The Constitution of the United States – Related Materials

The Constitution of the United States – Related Materials

The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence Pocket Constitution – Related Materials TCNCRM.com / TCNCAM.com   Antonin Scalia – On American Exceptionalism   The Theory of Moral Sentiments, by Adam Smith (1759) Founders Online – National Archives – IV. A Proclamation by the General Court, 19 January 1776 – George Washington’s Farewell Address, […]

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

These quotes of James Madison are from Wikiquote. More Madison quotes can be found at Notable Quotes. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and […]

Virginia, Commonwealth of

Virginia, Commonwealth of

Sic Semper Tyrannis – Thus ever to tyrants The phrase was recommended by George Mason to the Virginia Convention in 1776, as part of the commonwealth’s seal. The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia shows Virtue, spear in hand, with her foot on the prostrate form of Tyranny, whose crown lies nearby. The Seal was […]

George Wythe, “Teacher of Liberty” (1726-1806)

George Wythe, “Teacher of Liberty” (1726-1806)

George Wythe (pronounced “with”) was the personal mentor to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison (1749-1812) [a cousin to the more famous James Madison], John Marshall, and many other notable founders of the United States. Consequently, he was known as America’s “Teacher of Liberty.” A statesman in his own right, Wythe signed the Declaration of Independence, served […]

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better named the “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” since the basis for the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was the Virginia Declaration of Rights. That all men are born equally free […]

“Talmud, Internet Unlock James Madison”

“Talmud, Internet Unlock James Madison”

For nearly 200 years, there has been a broad disconnect between the insight contained in Madison’s [Notes of the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787] — which is deeply relevant even to the health-care case the Supreme Court will begin hearing next week — and just about anyone’s ability to access it. Historians dip […]

Who is Publius?

Who is Publius?

The Federalist, commonly referred to as the Federalist Papers, is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. The essays were published anonymously, under the pen name “Publius,” in various New York state newspapers of the time. The Federalist Papers. See also the […]

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The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10, the Bill of Rights, Preamble

The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10, the Bill of Rights, Preamble

The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights (The Preamble to The Bill of Rights) Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. VII. Ratification and Signatories

The Constitution of the United States, Article. VII. Ratification and Signatories

The United States Constitution Article. VII. (Ratification and Signatories) The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. The Word, “the,” being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, the Word “Thirty” being partly written on […]