Sources in American Constitutional History

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9780669394719: Sources in American Constitutional History

This anthology includes all the most significant court decisions in the nation's history, as well as important declarations, resolutions, articles, and platforms. In addition to an introduction highlighting and clarifying enduring concerns in American constitutional history, the editor also provides headnotes to all 118 selections.

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Michael Les Benedict is a prominent American historian who taught at Ohio State University from 1970 until his retirement in 2005.

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1. English Origins of American Constitutionalism 1. The Magna Carta (1215) 2. The Declaration of Rights (1689) 3. John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government (1690) 2. Colonial Origins of American Constitutionalism 4. Charter of the Massachusettes Bay Company (1629) 5. Mayflower Compact (1620) 3. The American Revolution 6. Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress (1765) 7. The Declaratory Act (1766) 8. Resolutions of the First Continental Congress (1774) 9. The Declaration of Independence (1776) 4. Establishing New State and Federal Constitutions 10. The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) 11. The Articles of Confederation (1781) 12. The Virginia and New Jersey Plans (1787) 13. The Federalist Papers (1788) 5. Constitutional Issues in the Early Republic 14. Thomas Jefferson, Opinion Against the Constitutionality of a National Bank (1791) 15. Alexander Hamilton, Opinion Sustaining the Constitutionality of a National Bank (1790) 16. The Kentucky Resolutions (1798, 1799) 17. Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801) 6. Judicial Review, Nationalism, and State Sovereignty 18. Marbury v. Madison (1803) 19. Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819) 20. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) 21. Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) 22. Cohens v. Virginia (1821) 23. Barron v. Baltmore (1833) 7. Jacksonian Democracy and State Rights 24. Blackstone on the Rights of Married Women (1775) 25. The Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848) 26. Andrew Jackson, Veto of the National Bank Bill (1832) 27. John C. Calhoun on State Sovereignty (1828, 1831) 28. Daniel Webster, Reply to Hayne (1830) 29. The Nullification Crisis (1832-1833) 30. Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837) 31. Swift v. Tyson (1842) 32. Cooley v. Board of Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia (1852) 8. Slavery and the Constitution 33. John C. Calhoun, Resolutions on State Sovereignty and Slavery (1837) 34. Virginia Sedition Laws (1860) 33. The Fugitive Slave Act (1850) 36. The Antislavery Planks of the Republican National Platform (1856) 37. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) 38. South Carolina Secedes from the Union (1860) 39. Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address (1861) 9. The Constitution and the Civil War 40. Lincoln and Taney Clash over Presidential Power and Habeas Corpus (1861) 41. Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation (1863) 42. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863) 10. Reconstruction and the Constitution 43. Andrew Johnson Vetoes the Civil Rigths Act of 1866 (1866) 44. The Reconstruction Act (1867) 45. Articles of Impeachment (1868) 46. Texas v. White (1869) 47. The Slaughter-House Cases (1873) 48. Joseph P. Bradley, Concurring Opinion in Bradwell v. Illinois (1873) 49. The Civil Rights Cases (1883) 50. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) 11. The Industrial State, Laissez-Faire Constitutionalism, and State Rights 51. Munn v. Illinois (1877) 52. John F. Dillon, Presidential Address to the American Bar Association (1892) 53. Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co. v. Minnesota (1890) 54. U.S. v. E.C. Knight Co. (1895) 55. Holden v. Hardy (1898) 56. Lochner v. New York (1905) 12. The Progressive Era 57. Theodore Roosevelt on the Presidency (1913) 58. The Lottery Case (1903) 59. Muller v. Oregon (1908) 60. Hoke v. U.S. (1913) 61. Schenck v. U.S. (1919) 62. Abrams v. U.S. (1919) 13. Liberal versus Conservative Constitutionalism in the 1920s 63. Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923) 64. The Child Labor Cases (1918, 1922) 14. The New Deal and the Constitution 65. U.S. v. Butler 66. Carter v. Carter Coal Co. (1936) 67. The Democratic and Republican National Platforms (1936) 68. West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937) 69. NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. (1937) 70. U.S. v. Darby (1941) 71. Wickard v. Filburn (1942) 72. Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (1938) 15. Liberal Constitutionalism A. Foundations 73. Louis D. Brandeis, Concurring Opinion in Whitney v. California (1927) 74. Near v. Minnesota (1931) 75. The Carolene Products Footnote (1938) 76. Palko v. Connecticut (1937) 77. Adamson v. California (1947) B. Civil Liberties in World War Two and the Cold War 78. West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) 79. Korematsu v. U.S. (1944) 80. Dennis v. U.S. (1951) C. The Warren Court and Civil Liberties 81. Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) 82. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) 83. Engel v. Vitale (1962) 84. Roth v. U.S. (1957) 85. Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) 86. Roe v. Wade (1973) 16. Liberal Constitutionalism and Equality 87. Brown v. Board of Education I and II (1954, 1955) 88. Cooper v. Aaron (1958) 89. The Civil and Voting Rights Acts (1964-1965) 90. Craig v. Boren (1976) 91. Mapp v. Ohio (1961) 92. Miranda v. Arizona (1966) 17. Curbing Presidential Power 93. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) 94. The Pentagton Papers Case 95. U.S. v. Nixon (1974) 96. House Judiciary Committee, Report of Impeachment Resolutions 18. The Revival of Constitutional Conservatism 97. Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address (1981) 98. Edwin Meese on "A Jurispurdence of Original Intention" (1985) 99. Council of State Governments, Resolution on Restoring Balance in the Federal System (1989) 19. The Supreme Court and Conservative Constitutionalism A. The Burger Court 100. Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) 101. San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973) 102. Gregg v. Georgia (1976) 103. U.S. v. Leon (1984) 104. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 105. Lynch v. Donnelly (1984) 106. Younger v. Harris (1971) 107. National League of Cities v. Usery (1976) 108. Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transportation Authority (1985) 109. Bowsher v. Synar (1986) B. The Rehnquist Court 110. Morrison v. Olson (1988) 111. Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989) 112. Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) 113. Dolan v. City of Tigard (1994) 114. U.S. v. Lopez (1995) 115. U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thorton (1995) C. Conservative Constitutionalism in Congress 116. Newt Gingrich, Address to the Nation (1995) 117. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (1995) 118. The Private Property Protection Act (1995) Appendix The Constitution of the United States Table of Cases

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