Framed for Posterity

The Enduring Philosophy of the Constitution


Author: Ralph Louis Ketcham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 195

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Ketcham delves not only into the meaning of the documents but also into the connotations of the framers' vocabulary, the reasoning behind both accepted and rejected propositions, arguments for and against, and unstated assumptions. In his analysis, the fundamental or enduring principles are republicanism, liberty, public good, and federalism (as part of the broader doctrine of balance of powers).

Founding Documents of America: Documents Decoded

Documents Decoded


Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839298

Category: History

Page: 357

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Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition. • Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Provides expert commentary on—and clarification of—complex and difficult-to-comprehend passages • Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level • Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation

James Madison

Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman


Author: John R. Vile,William D. Pederson,Frank J. Williams

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman presents fresh scholarship on the philosophical statesman who served as the nation’s fourth president and who is often called both the father of the U.S. Constitution and the father of the Bill of Rights. These essays by historians and political scientists from the United States and abroad focus on six distinct aspects of Madison’s life and work: his personality and development as a statesman; his work at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and contributions to larger constitutional design; his advocacy for the adoption of the Bill of Rights; his controversial role as a party leader; his presidency; and his life after leaving office. James Madison continues to be regarded as one of America’s great political theorists, a man who devoted his life to, and who found fulfill- ment in, public service. His philosophical contributions remain vital to any understanding of the modern American polity. This book will be of great interest to political scientists and theorists, as well as to historians of early American history and politics.

Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions


Author: Denis J. Galligan,Mila Versteeg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032881

Category: Law

Page: 694

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This volume explores the social and political forces behind constitution making from a global perspective. It combines leading theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of in-depth case studies on constitution making in nineteen countries. The result is an examination of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena, from various perspectives in the social sciences.

American Government

Political Development and Institutional Change


Author: Calvin C. Jillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415537355


Page: 626

View: 4402

"An introductory American government textbook should do more than simply tell students that politics is relevant today, that it will affect their lives in meaningful ways. Students are best prepared to recognize this basic fact when they understand the bigger picture of how the system works, how it got that way, and what are the possibilities for change. Cal Jillson's American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change shows students how the nation's past is present in all aspects of contemporary politics, using the dynamics of change as a tool to understand how politics works and how institutions, systems, avenues of participation, and policies have evolved over time to produce today's political environment in the United States. Going one step further, Jillson identifies the critical question of how American democracy might evolve further, focusing in every chapter on reform and change into the future"--

The constitution of public philosophy

toward a synthesis of freedom and responsibility in postmodern America


Author: E. Robert Statham

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer


Category: History

Page: 182

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America, and the postmodern West in particular, are experiencing a moral and intellectual crisis, according to E. Robert Statham, Jr. In The Constitution of Public Philosophy, Statham argues that Walter Lippman was correct in locating this crisis in the impoverished nature of public philosophy, and he attempts to constitute a role for reason in contemporary America. Statham suggests that the negative rule of law via a written constitution requires the positive rule of reason, or political philosophy, in order to flourish.

Journal of American history


Author: Mississippi Valley Historical Association,Organization of American Historians

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 2061

New South Wales Constitution Bill

The Speeches, in the Legtislative Council of New South Wales, on the Second Reading of the Bill for Framing a New Constitution for the Colony


Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council

Publisher: Sydney [N.S.W.] : T. Daniel


Category: Constitutions

Page: 232

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